By Cristina Arreola | 02/26/2014 - 09:50
Francisco Sánchez Gómez, the legendary Spanish guitarist known as Paco de Lucía, died in Mexico at the age of 66.
CNN reports that de Lucía was playing with his children on a beach in Cancun, Mexico, when he suffered a suspected heart attack. He was taken to the hospital where he died Tuesday night.
By Cristina Arreola | 02/20/2014 - 09:29
Musical legend Simón Díaz passed away early Wednesday morning, according to El Universal. The Venezuelan was 85.
His daughter, Bettsimar Díaz, announced the sad new on her Twitter account. “With tears in my eyes I announce to the country that my beloved father passed away this morning, in peace,” the tweet read in Spanish.
By Cristina Arreola | 02/03/2014 - 10:06
Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday morning. The 46-year-old died of an apparent drug overdose.
According to The New York Times, the talented actor was found in the bathroom a Greenwich Village apartment he was renting as an office. Investigators found a syringe in his arm and two envelopes containing what appeared to be heroin.
By Cristina Arreola | 01/07/2014 - 09:55
Iconic Brazilian singer Nelson Ned is dead at the age of 66. His death was announced on Sunday, Jan. 5 by several Latin American news sources.
The singer, whose full name is Nelson Ned d’Avila Pinto, passed away at a clinic in São Paolo, Brazil, according to reports from the secretary of health. Ned died of “medical complications” after being hospitalized for pneumonia and bladder problems at the Hospital Regional São Paolo.
By Miranda Noland | 03/23/2011 - 12:45
Elizabeth Taylor loved many things in her full life (1932-2011), including men, diamonds and Mexico. She fell in love with Mexico as much for its tropical climate as for the escape it provided her from Hollywood. She got married in Acapulco, filmed in Cuernavaca and had a home with Richard Burton in Puerto Vallarta.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/30/2010 - 12:53
Stand-up comedian Greg Giraldo passed away yesterday after overdosing on drugs. The precise cause of death is still unclear, but Giraldo was found unconscious in a hotel room in New Brunswick, NJ on Saturday evening. He was due to perform that night at a local club.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/23/2010 - 13:00
This Friday, June 25th, marks the one-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's untimely death. CBS's The Early Show is celebrating the milestone with a special hour-long tribute entitled The King of Pop: One Year Later that will feature performances by Marc Anthony and Christina Aguilera. The special will air on Friday morning at 8AM EST.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/05/2009 - 10:37
Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa—known as the Voice of Latin America because of her proclivity to sing about social justice—died on Sunday at the age of 74. An official announcement posted to her website said, "On this day, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, we must inform you that Mrs. Mercedes Sosa, one of the greatest artists of Latin American popular music, has left us."