By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Argentine singer Diego Verdaguer died on Thursday in Los Angeles of COVID-19 at the age of 70, said Billboard.
Verdaguer had been hospitalized since December when he fell ill with the coronavirus.
He was born in Argentina on April 26, 1951, as Miguel Atilio Boccadoro Hernández.
“It’s with absolute sadness that we inform all of his fans and friends that our beloved Diego left his body today to continue his journey and creativity in another form of eternal life,” The Verdaguer Miguel family said in an official statement on Instagram. “His entire family is filled with so much pain. We ask for your understanding in these difficult times.”
Verdaguer is survived by his wife, Amanda Miguel, and their daughter Ana Victoria, both of whom are accomplished singers.
Verdaguer was extremely popular in Latin America and was known for hits such as “Volvere,” “Corazón de Papel,” “Usted Qué Haría,” “Tonta,” “Coco Loco,” “Ladrona,” and “Voy a Conquistarte.”
Billboard said he made the Billboad Hot Latin Songs chart with “Estoy Celoso” and “No Es Tan Facil.”
Even though he was hospitalized, earlier this month, Verdaguer posted a reflective video on Twitter in which he said: “Today, I want to start the day by thanking life for allowing me to enjoy each of its wonders. I want to send a message of positive energy to all the people who are going through a difficult situation.”
Spanish media in Latin American countries are doing tributes to him today.