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The government has declared an official duel for the death of Lucho Gatica 'Diario y Radio U Chile


Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:42 p.m..


The government has declared national mourning for this Thursday, November 15, due to the death of Chilean singer Lucho Gatica, which took place in Mexico on Tuesday afternoon.

Known as the "bolero king," the performer died because of his advanced age (90 years), causing a wave of reactions and condolences in various countries, especially in Latin America.

The measure was announced by President Sebastián Piñera, who, through his Twitter account, described Gatica as "an extraordinary Chilean musician, world-renowned for his talent and often decorated for his merits." My prayers and sincere condolences to family and friends. "

Interior Minister Andrés Chadwick also said that the singer "filled us with excitement and pride with his music all over the world. He was and will be a great ambassador of our country."

Culture Minister Consuelo Valdés said that in 2012 Gatica received the Pablo Neruda Cultural Artistic Order Order: "With his enormous talent, he conquered the world's great scenes, leaving an indelible mark on a musical genre," he said. said through the same social network.

The government announcement adds to the three-day duel in Rancagua, the birthplace of the singer, where Mayor Eduardo Soto stressed that he "took pride in the name of the city all over the world."

On August 11, when he was 90, Rancagua paid tribute to the musician, inaugurating a bronze statue in the city theater, an act in which his brother Arturo was also paid.

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