By CAPosts 20 January, 2021 - 11:23pm 202 views
Mario Gutiérrez , guitarist and founder of the Chilean group Los Ángeles Negros, died this Wednesday, January 20.
Mario Andrés and Fabián Ismael Gutiérrez Herrera, sons of the musician, released the news through the band's social networks. In addition to this, they asked for a prayer in honor of their father.
“Dear friends, fans and followers of this legend named Mario Hernán Gutiérrez Contreras, founder of Los Ángeles Negros. Famous guitarist of this emblematic Chilean group , never recognized in its magnitude in its land Chile. Group founded in San Carlos March 1968 has raised its vibration to the highest, to meet the Lord. Let us raise a heartfelt prayer so that his transition will be smooth, and he will be received with a choir of Heavenly Angels, for his eternal rest, "the children asked through the publication.
Both men also thanked Gutiérrez Contreras for always supporting them, and they assured that one day they will see it again.
“[The] children of this unmistakable sound thank everyone for the support received for so many years, Daddy, we, your children, daughters-in-law and grandchildren, give you eternal gratitude for choosing us to be your descendants, fly high and may your deserved applause accompany you, we will meet again. RIP ”, the message ended.
According to the ADN Chile portal, the musician presented symptoms of COVID-19, and these were complicated due to the diabetes he suffered . In addition to this, his wife would also have died on the same day.
This death occurred just over four months after Luis “Luchito” Astudillo, drummer of the group, also passed away.
“With deep pain I must tell you that our dear and a very dear friend and companion, brother of almost all his life, Luis Astudillo, “Luchito” drummer, passed away a few moments ago. May God have him in his holy kingdom. To your wife and daughter, know that you are not alone, he will live with us forever ", expressed the group through its Instagram account.
Los Ángeles Negros was founded in 1968 in San Carlos, Chile and distinguished itself by combining different genres like ballads, boleros and rock. In this way, they managed to conquer millions of people and became one of the most emblematic bands in the Spanish language.
The band consolidated its success in the 70s and 80s, and with songs such as "Murió la Flor", "Y I will return ”and more achieved great fame in Mexico. But it was not until 1982 that they finally settled in the country . In 2018 they celebrated their 50th anniversary with a great celebration at the Metropolitan Theater of the Aztec capital.
The Chilean portal also added that the group had an online concert, due to the situation of the pandemic. However, it had to be canceled due to the health status of one of the members.
Talent taken by COVID-19
The musician joined several Mexican personalities who died due to the disease that caused the global pandemic.
El April 30, the news of the death of Óscar Chávez , known as the elder caiphan, was released, who died at the age of 85 after being hospitalized for presenting symptoms associated with the coronavirus. The emblematic singer of Macondo y Por ti was one of the pioneers of political song and criticism of the bad government.
On May 13, the renowned singer Yoshio lost his life at the Xoco Hospital in Mexico City, where he had been admitted to being treated for a salmonella, according to his wife Marcela Hernández. However, the medical report stated that he lost his life due to pulmonary complications derived from a COVID-19 infection. The singer born in 1959 was hospitalized in an emergency and days later he was intubated and isolated.
A few days before the end of the year, on December 28, the prolific Yucatecan composer Armando Manzanero lost his life due to kidney failure and complications due to his contagion of COVID-19. Although the musician had already been admitted to a hospital in Mexico City for days, where he was transferred by his family due to difficulties in oxygenating, the artist had progressed favorably and there was even talk of his imminent recovery.
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