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Beloved Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer dies from COVID-19

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In total, Verdaguer recorded 14 studio albums between 1976 and 2017, as well as several live albums featuring his wife Amanda Miguel. Photo: Courtesy

The Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer, 70, died Thursday night in Los Angeles, California, after losing his battle with COVID-19.

The announcement was made by his family using his official Twitter account.

“It is with a heavy heart that we inform Diego’s friends and fans of his passing. He has left his body to continue his journey of creativity into the next life,” said the statement. 

The sentiment was shared by Verdaguer’s wife since 1975, who is also a famous singer. The couple had been planning a tour this year titled “todo una vida,” or “an entire lifetime.”

Fans across Mexico and Latin America have expressed grief at the loss of the beloved artist and shared his songs en masse across several social media platforms. 

Music video on YouTube for Veraguer’s 2017 hit “Tonta.”

Earlier: Song legend Armando Manzanero, 85, dies after battle with COVID

Miguel Atilio Boccadoro Hernández was born on April 26, 1951 in Argentina. Aside from his vocal stylings, he was known for his mastery of the trumpet and bandoneón.

His most famous songs were “Volveré”, “Corazón de Papel”, “Usted Qué Haría” and “La Ladrona”. He had a hit in 2009 after a decade of absence with the song “Voy a Conquistarte”, written by the Mexican singer-songwriter Joan Sebastián.

In 2020 Verdaguer published an autobiography titled, “Camino al Escenario,” or “Journey to the Stage”.

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