Diego Verdaguer, an Argentine singer-songwriter best known for the classics “Volveré,” “Corazon de Papel,” and “Yo te Amo,” passed away as a result of complications from COVID-19. He was 70.
Verdaguer passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon. The artist Diego Verdaguer was hospitalized after contracting the infection in December.
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He spent several years living in Los Angeles, where his remains will be burned. He is survived by his wife, the well-known singer Amanda Miguel, and their musically talented daughter Ana Victoria.
“With absolute sadness, we regret to inform all his public and friends, that our beloved Diego today left his beautiful body, to continue his path and creativity in another form of eternal life,” the Verdaguer-Miguel family said in a statement posted on social media. “The whole family is immersed in this pain, so we appreciate your understanding in this difficult time.”
Verdaguer will have a private memorial ceremony, according to family members, who requested seclusion from the public in a statement during their time of grieving, AZCentral reported.
“Later they will organize a public act, but at this moment their pain is so great, that they are not in conditions to give statements,” the family said.
Diego Verdaguer’s Career As A Teenager
Verdaguer was born on April 26, 1951, in Buenos Aires. At the age of 17, she had her solo debut with the song “Lejos del amor,” which was followed by other songs like “Yo te amo” and “Volveré.”
He had been a resident of Mexico since 1980; the nation received tribute albums “Mexicano hasta las Pampas,” “Mexicano hasta las Pampas 2,” and “Mexicansimos,” all of which received Latin Grammy nominations.
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“I am more Mexican than anything, I can assure you of that. In a 2019 interview with The Associated Press, the musician declared, “I love Mexico, I love what Mexico has meant in my life, and I love the chances that Mexico has given me.
When Verdaguer first met Miguel, he was 24 and she was 18. In 1983, he gave birth to his daughter Ana Victoria.
“Amanda Miguel has been my inspiration since I met her,” Verdaguer told the AP. “I really appreciate everything we’ve done together as a couple, as artists, as individuals.”
Verdaguer received a special prize from the Mexican Society of Authors and Composers in 2019 in honour of his 50-year career. Verdaguer transitioned to streaming in recent years and amassed more than 2 million social media followers.
“You have to evolve spiritually and understand the meaning of life,” Verdaguer told the AP. “We came to live a divine experience, we came to learn, we came to give ourselves, we came to perfect ourselves, we came to give, we came to help, because giving and helping one feels better.”
Verdaguer’s funeral was not publicly discussed.