Argentine singer Diego Verdaguer, who became famous in the duet with his wife Amanda Miguel, died on Thursday at the age of 70 from complications related to covid-19.
Miguel Atilio Boccadoro Hernández, his real name, had been infected with coronavirus last December. He died in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, where he was being treated.
Ana Victoria, the couple’s daughter, reported the news in a statement: “My mother, I and the whole family are immersed in this pain, so we appreciate your understanding in these difficult times.”
Verdaguer was diagnosed with the coronavirus at the end of last year. His condition worsened in a matter of days, for which he had to be hospitalized.
“Because of the deep pain that his departure has caused, 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 said.
50 years of experience
Boccadoro Hernández was born in Buenos Aires on April 26, 1951 and began his musical career at the age of 17 under the stage name of Diego Verdaguer.
After his first years as a soloist, in 1975 he married Amanda Miguel Samso, with whom he began a successful duet of ballads that became famous in several Latin American countries.
Among his main hits is “Volveré”, “La Ladrona”, “Voy a conquistarte”, “Chiquilla” and “Pájaro que ate, voló”. He also wrote other hits with his wife like “He lied to me.”
His Italian roots marked his musical style, as well as his deep love for Mexico, the country that granted him nationality in 2000.
In five decades of experience, he sold more than 20 million records, which is why he was awarded 20 gold records.
Doubts about Amanda Miguel’s vaccines
After the singer’s death was reported, Amanda Miguel wrote on Twitter: “I will always love you.”
In that social network, the singer had published several messages in which she expressed her doubts about vaccination against covid-19, a fact that several media highlighted after Verdaguer’s death.
In April 2020, he wrote a message with false information about vaccines: “Perhaps the ‘vaccine’ is the famous covid. No thanks, not even the microchip at all.”
Last year he also shared various news and videos about anti-vaccine protests in European countries.
However, he also sent messages of speedy recovery to people with covid-19.
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