The Mexican-Argentinian singer and songwriter Diego Verdaguer, whose romantic hit songs such as ‘Corazon de Papel’, ‘Yo te Amo’ and ‘Volvere’ which sold more than 50 million copies, has passed away due to complications caused by Covid-19, according to his family. He was 70.
Verdaguer passed away at the end of Thursday in Los Angeles, his daughter Ana Victoria said in a statement made from Diam Music, his record company.
“With absolute sadness, I regret to inform his fans and friends that today my father left his beautiful body to continue his path and creativity in another form of eternal life,” his daughter wrote. “My mother, I and the whole family are immersed in this pain, so we appreciate your understanding in these difficult times.”
The statement was also posted on the account on Twitter of Verdaguer’s wife, artist Amanda Miguel, with the hashtag #restinpeace.
Verdaguer wrote his final blog post to his wife. “I will never get tired of singing this song in honor of you. You are the thief that has stolen my heart!” he wrote, refers to his song ‘Thief’.
Verdaguer became ill with Covid in December, and was admitted to a hospital. The publicist for his company located in Mexico, Claudia Lopez Ibarra claimed that he was protected for the infection. “Yes, he was vaccinated … but the virus attacked him in the US when the Delta variant was present,” she claimed.
She stated that Verdaguer often traveled around the US and especially following Lucca’s birth. Lucca the eldest daughter from Ana Victoria, who lives in LA.
Verdaguer was born in Buenos Aires on 26 April 1951. He made his debut as an soloist when he was 17 years old with the hit single ‘Lejos del Amor’.
Since 1980, he has resided in Mexico and the album was dedicated. ‘Mexicano hasta las Pampas’, which was nominated twice for Latin Grammys, and its sequel, ‘Mexicano hasta las Pampas 2’ and Live album ‘Mexicanisimos’.
“I can assure you that my identity is more Mexican than anything else. I am a lover of Mexico I am awed by the things that Mexico has done for me in my life. I’m grateful for the opportunities Mexico has provided my way,” the actor said during an interview in 2019.
Verdaguer first met Miguel at the age of 18 and he was 24. Ana Victoria was born in 1983. “Amanda Miguel has been my inspiration since I met her,” the singer said. “I really appreciate everything we’ve done together as a couple, as artists, as individuals.”
Verdaguer jumped into streaming in recent times and has amassed more than 2 million social media followers. “You have to evolve spiritually and understand the meaning of life,” Verdaguer stated.
Tributes continue to flow from his fans and followers who mourn his death which was an irreparable loss to the Mexican music world.