Argentine-Mexican singer Diego Verdaguer died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 70 from complications related to covid-19, the family said in a statement.
“The whole family is immersed in this pain, so we appreciate your understanding in these difficult times,” says the excerpt from the text that was published on the social networks of Verdaguer, and his wife, also a singer Amanda Miguel.
Verdaguer was hospitalized in December after contracting covid.
His wife repeatedly shared messages questioning the efficacy of vaccines against covid-19.
“Perhaps ‘the vaccine is the famous Covid !!! No thanks or the microchip for naaaaddddaaaa,'” the interpreter of “He lied to me” tweeted in April 2020.
And Verdaguer once said during an interview that the coronavirus “is something that perverse minds have created, that it is something manipulated.”
It was not disclosed if the couple had finally been immunized against the virus.
Also a singer, Ana Victoria, the couple’s daughter, paid tribute to her father by posting a 2021 photo of Verdaguer with her newborn grandson on Instagram.
“Daddy, thank you for everything, absolutely everything you are and with it everything you gave us. I am eternally grateful. This image will remain forever in my heart,” Ana Victoria wrote.
Verdaguer was born in Buenos Aires on April 26, 1951 and started singing while still a teenager. His career was marked by songs like “Volveré” and “La ladrona”, and together with Amanda Miguel, his wife since the 1970s, he formed one of the most successful duets in the Hispanic market.
The couple was about to start the “Toda una vida” tour in several cities in the United States.
“Due to the deep pain caused by his departure, his family has decided to say goodbye in private and spend this difficult moment in peace and recollection. Later they will organize a public event,” the statement detailed.