Menudo: Anthony Galindo, the former member of the musical group, died – Entertainment – Culture


Venezuelan artist Anthony Galindo, who was part of the Menudo and MDO group, died this Saturday in Florida (USA). after he tried to commit suicide, the family reported in a statement.

Galindo, 41, popularly known as ‘El PapiJoe’, was admitted to a hospital after an attempt on his life on September 27 and died this Saturday at 2:43 pm (Colombia time).

The family had already reported this Friday that it was preparing to “fire him”, as the damage suffered by the artist made his condition not “compatible with life.”

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“Anthony Galindo Ibarra would have entered a deep depression because of the ravages caused by the covid-19 pandemic in the booming industry, art, entertainment and profession in general, which have been greatly affected by the confinement and cessation of activities in alive, “the family said in a statement.

Knowing that Anthony’s end was near, the family opened an account on the GoFundme digital platform, in which they have raised more than $ 10,000 so far.

His organs will be donated as was his express will in life, the family said in a statement, in which they indicate that in the coming days they will release the details of the funeral home where they will say goodbye.

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Anthony Galindo, whose real name was Edgar Antonio Galindo Ibarra, was part of Menudo’s last stage since 1995 along with his teammates Abel Talamántez, Alexis Grullón and Didier Hernández.

Later, in 1997, he joined the pop-ballad group MDO, which emerged after the dissolution of Menudo, Musical phenomenon of the 1980s created in 1977 by producer Edgardo Díaz and from which stars such as Ricky Martin and Robi Draco Rosa emerged.

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3 thoughts on “Menudo: Anthony Galindo, the former member of the musical group, died – Entertainment – Culture”

  1. I just would like to say that from what I read in Spanish, the family was getting ready to “despedirlo” meaning to say goodbye, not fire him. I also would like to send my condolences to his family and friends.

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  2. My sincere condolences to the family. Edgar was such a caring soul who loved to make people laugh. I was privileged enough to spend some time with him.

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