Spanish singer and songwriter, Camilo Sesto passed away on 6 of September. He has graced the Spanish music industry since the 60s and was hugely loved in the 1970s and 80s. Even today, his music is world-famous. Fans grieve the demise of the 72-year artist, who died of heart failure.
More About Sesto
Camilo Sesto whose real name is Camilo Blanes Cortes is not just a singer, but also a song writer and music producer. He is a Latino genre romantic pop and rock ballads composer. The singer sold more than 100 million records worldwide over his 40-year career.
The musician was a part of two bands in the 1960s. The first being Los Dayson. The band travelled round the world and conducted hit shows. They won an award a TV show contest in Madrid called Santo a la Farma. Eventually, he joined another band called Los Botines. However, he didn’t continue with them for too long and moved on to his next big venture.
He teamed up with singer and producer Juan Pardo, and from then on he was on a roll.
In 1975 he started in the Spanish version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Some of the major hits by Camilo Sesto are “Algo de mí,” ”Perdóname,” and “Melina.”
In 1977 he released his first English album “Look In The Eye”. His music is still popular and much appreciated all over South America and Spain.
Family And Friends
Eduardo Guervos, Camilo Sesto’s manager and friend confirmed the news of his demise due to two heart attacks on a Spanish public broadcaster, TVE. He was in the hospital and passed away in the early hours of Sunday.
His family took to Sesto’s Twitter on Sunday to break the news to his fans and followers. The message in Spanish read, “Dear friends, We are very sorry to inform you that our great and dear artist Camilo Sesto has just left us. Rest in peace.”
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced that all of Spain and Latin America mourn the loss of such a great artist. “His melodies will always be a part of our memory” he said.