Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto died Sunday at a clinic in Madrid at age 72, according to a post on his official Twitter account.
Singer Camilo Sesto. / Via REUTERS
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Leer en español: Luto en la música: Camilo Sesto fallece a los 72 años
"Dear friends. We are very sorry to inform you that our great and dear artist Camilo Sesto just left us. Rest in peace," they announced on Twitter.
"With regret we communicate: Camilo Sesto has died at the Quirón Clinic, the morning of September 8, after complications from renal failure and two cardiorespiratory arrests," published the artist's website.
Queridos amigos & amigas— Camilo Sesto (@CamiloSesto) September 8, 2019
Lamentamos mucho comunicaros que nuestro gran y querido artista Camilo Sesto nos acaba de dejar.
Descanse en paz
Sesto, born in Alicante, rose to fame in 1971 with the success "Algo de mí" ("Something of me"), and later his fame grew by his leading role in the work "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1976.
Recognized internationally for his ballads, the artist came to sell more than 100 million copies of his more than 40 albums, according to Spanish media.
Spanish government's president, Pedro Sánchez, recognized the artist's work, "with his genuine voice, as an interpreter and composer, he managed to be one of the most beloved and universal artists. Spain and all of Latin America lament the loss of Camilo Sesto", posted on Twitter
"My hug to his family and the world of music. His melodies will always be part of our memory."
In 2018, the singer's latest compilation album, "Camilo Sinfónico" was published, in which the artist's successes were mixed with symphonic arrangements, and the collaboration of Spanish singers such as Mónica Naranjo, Pastora Soler or Ruth Lorenzo.