‘The Goldfinch of America’, whose life was turned off by the aftermath what COVID-19 left him, and to whom several vallenatos artists said goodbye with emotional messages, had little communication with his ‘fans’ on social media this year, as his health problems started on January 18 and his condition worsened to the point that On February 23, he was transferred to Medellín, where he died at dawn on February 28.
Days before presenting these complications, Oñate shared what would be his last message on social networks: a fragment of his song ‘What you always expected’, which he published in his accounts Instagram Y Twitter January 12.
On this subject, which is part of his album ‘Palabras de amor’, released in 1989, the artist highlighted the first lines, in which he invites us to insist on love.
Walk if you are sad that there is no impossible in things of love, what you always hoped for will never be too late when you are loving. I already feel you heart after disappointment again in love 🎶#What you always expected #LaLeyenda pic.twitter.com/Hb9vf8EB8j
– Jorge Oñate (@onatemusic) January 12, 2021
Days before, the Cesarean musician had also shared some words from his song ‘I’m not leaving here’, from his 1990 album ‘The strongest’.
The last message with which the artist sent greetings to his followers in social networks it was published last December 31, the day he wished a “happy new year to all the families of the world”.
I wish you with all my heart, a happy New Year and a happy 2021.
May the Peace of God reign in your homes and may it be a year full of health, success and much prosperity.
– Jorge Oñate (@onatemusic) December 31, 2020
That same date, the interpreter of ‘I did not understand your love’ posted a photo on Instagram in which he was very happy to say goodbye to 2020 with his children and his wife, Nancy Zuleta, who accompanied him until his last breath of life during 47 years of marriage.