MIAMI.- The Venezuelan singer Anthony Galindo, known as El Papijoe, died this Saturday, October 3 in Miami, after entering a coma as a result of a suicide attempt. The family confirmed the death today after having reported in recent days that Galindo had made an attempt on his life and that his condition was serious. He was 42 years old.
“With a very deep pain we want to inform you that today, Saturday October 3, at 3:43 in the afternoon, our beloved has passed away Anthony Galindo, after six days in which the doctors did everything humanly possible to save his life, ”they report in the statement sent to DIARIO LAS AMÉRICAS.
Likewise, Anthony’s desire to donate his organs will be honored.
“We are grateful for all the prayers and support in these difficult times for our family and for so many people who had the opportunity to meet him. As was his wish, the family agreed to the request to donate his organs, so that the moment he ceased to exist he could help save other lives. Details about the singer’s farewell will be released shortly.
“In the coming days we will inform you of the details of the funeral home where we will be giving the last goodbye together with all those who wish to say goodbye to our dear Anthony, who will forever leave a beautiful mark on our hearts.”
Anthony suffered a depressive picture that was exacerbated by the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the family explained in a previous statement.
“Anthony was under bouts of depression as a result of his withdrawal from the stage. Everyone knows his great passion for music; these were exacerbated due to the pandemic and were the trigger for this drastic and unfortunate decision, ”explained his family regarding the suicide attempt.
Anthony Galindo’s musical career stood out when he was chosen as a member of the Menudo group, which later became known as MDO.
He was also a host and stood out as a model by participating in the catwalks of San Juan Fashion Week. In addition, he received an award in Puerto Rico as The Sexiest Man on Television.
The wake and burial will be carried out in accordance with the protocols established by the Florida state authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.