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Il Divo star Carlos Marin died in hospital after his life support machine shut down following a Covid battle.
The 53-year-old Spanish singer fell ill with the virus on December 7 and was later placed in a medically induced coma at Manchester Royal Hospital.
She had been in the intensive care unit and was intubated after being “compromised” on oxygen.
Confirming her death on Twitter, the group said: ‘It is with great regret that we let you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marín, has passed away.
“ His friends, family and fans will miss him. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.
For 17 years, the four of us have been on this incredible Il Divo journey together, and we will miss our dear friend.
‘We hope and pray that his beautiful soul may rest in peace. With love: David, Sebastien and Urs.
Baritone Marin had been a star of Il Divo since its inception in 2003, and the group has gone on to sell more than 30 million copies of their albums worldwide.
The group is also considered a pioneer of operatic pop, or ‘popera’, and its live concerts have sold more than two million tickets worldwide.
Il Divo was created by Simon Cowell after he decided to form a multinational quartet of classical singers inspired by the opera group The Three Tenors, which included Pavarotti.
Before his death today, Il Divo had said they were ‘waiting and praying’ for Marin after the group was forced to cancel their UK tour.
His agent said: ‘His ex-wife Geraldine Larrosa is with him in the hospital because even though they separated 12 years ago, they are still great friends.’
The couple was supposed to appear together on TVE1 on New Year’s Eve.
French singer Geraldine Larrosa, better known by her stage name Innocence, had recorded a version of Bohemian Rhapsody with Marin to be broadcast during a special on Spanish television.
Earlier this month, he shared a video of a selfie by a pool in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, to promote the final leg of Il Divo’s tour.
He then performed in Southend, Bournemouth and Brighton, when he posted an Instagram video showing him looking healthy as he spoke enthusiastically about the upcoming performance.
Il Divo’s concert in Bath on December 6 was the last time he was seen on stage and he was admitted to hospital two days later, El Español reported.
The concerts in Hull and Nottingham were canceled and on December 10, Il Divo announced that all subsequent shows had been postponed until 2022.
Announcing that their tour had been suspended, Il Divo tweeted
Announcing that their tour had been suspended, Il Divo tweeted: “ Unfortunately due to illness, the remaining dates for Il Divo’s December 2021 UK tour have been postponed to December 2022.
“Il Divo deeply regrets its fans, but we look forward to getting back on the road in the new year and seeing you all in the lead up to next Christmas.”
Il Divo, which means ‘star’ in Italian, had been scheduled to present two festive European shows, one in Lisbon and one in La Coruña, and the latter show was recently postponed until July 15, 2022.
Last month, a 72-year-old woman from Barcelona was convicted of duress and fined 60 euros for sending explicit and threatening letters to Marín.
The woman, named only as Rosa, also received a six-month restraining order that prevented her from getting within 500 meters of Mr. Marín.
Her attorney filed an appeal against the levity of her sentence, noting that she had had to change her “work and life habits,” The Olive Press reported.
Quick and Facts
- The singer fell ill from Covid on December 7 and was placed in a coma
- He was intubated after his oxygen was ‘compromised’ as he battled the virus
- The band said there ‘will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos’