Paco de Lucia has unfortunately passed away. The famous guitarist died at the age of 66. Known for its flamenco rhythmus, the musician died in Mexico.
The sad news was confirmed by a spokeswoman for the town hall of the city of Algeciras.
She said that family members have confirmed the death of the musician. The statement indicated that Paco de Lucia began feeling ill on a beach in Cancun.
He was immediately taken to the local hospital, but the musician did not survive. The exact cause of death has not been confirmed yet. However, it is believed that a heart attack caused the death of the artist.
“We want to be at the side of his family members and friends, showing the support of a city that weeps for the most international of its sons and the greatest figure that the world of the guitar has seen,” the mayor of the town of Algeciras claimed in a statement posted on the website of the city hall. The statement also added that they plan 3 days of mourning in the city.
However, the death of this incredibly talented artist was an unexpected, a premature and tragic event.
Paco de Lucia remains extremely well known for his Friday Night in San Francisco hit, among numerous other extremely successful singles. His Entre Dos Aguas was a huge hit in Spain in 1973. He will surely be remembered as an ambassador for flamenco.
The real name of the widely famous Spanish guitarist actually is Francisco Sanchez Gomez. The famous artist began his career back in the 1960s, when he was only a teenager. He was also part of the popular flamenco duo with singer Camaron de la Isla.
Throughout the years, Paco de Lucia also worked with John McLaughlin and Al di Meola. He was even awarded with the Asturiaus Prize for the Arts in 2004, one of the most prestigious awards in Spain. It is believed that the artist began playing the guitar at the age of only 5.
His music and legacy will always be remembered by its fans, and not only. Paco de Lucia has always been described as one of the best musicians in the world.