Argentine singer Diego Verdaguer dies aged 70 from Covid-related complications

The artist, who was behind hits such as ‘Chiquilla’ and ‘Pájaro que comió, voló,’ died in the US city of Los Angeles after having been infected with the virus in December

Singer Diego Verdaguer in 2017.
Singer Diego Verdaguer in 2017.

Argentine singer Diego Verdaguer has died aged 70 from Covid-19 complications after contracting the virus in December. His record label Diam Music announced the news on Thursday. According to the label, the singer-songwriter passed away in the US city of Los Angeles. His family said that he will be cremated there.

In a press release, Verdaguer’s daughter, Ana Victoria, said: “It is with absolute sadness, that I lament to inform the public and friends that today father left his beautiful body to continue his path and creativity in another form of eternal life… my mother, all my family and I are overwhelmed with pain, so we appreciate your understanding in such a difficult moment.”

According to the press release, the artist – who also had Mexican nationality – tested positive for Covid-19 at the end of 2021 and had to be hospitalized. “Due to the profound pain caused by his departure, his family has decided to say farewell him in private and spend this difficult moment in calm and seclusion. They will organize a public event at a later date,” the document continued.

Born in Buenos Aires on April 26, 1956, under the name Miguel Atilio Boccadoro Hernández, he began his artistic career at the age of 17 with the artistic name Diego Verdaguer. The singer managed to keep his musical career going for more than 50 years, with hits such as Chiquilla and Pájaro que comió, volvió.

Verdaguer was married to the Argentine singer Amanda Miguel, with whom he also co-wrote music, such as the popular songs La Ladrona and Él me mentió. His Italian roots marked his musical style, as did his deep love of Mexico, two countries that defined Verdaguer’s last stage in music.

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