Carlos Marín, the Spanish singer member of Il Divo, died at the age of 53, as announced by the musical group on its social networks.
“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 ”, says the group on its Twitter account.
Marín was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Manchester hospital (United Kingdom), intubated and in an induced coma. According to rumors a few days ago, the cause of the hospitalization was covid-19.
Carlos Marin career
Carlos Marín, at the age of eight, recorded his first album, ‘El poco Caruso’, and performed in public in Granada. He studied piano and music theory and sang with Alfredo Kraus, Montserrat Caballé and Jaume Aragall, among others.
In 1980 he began his singing career in Spain, where he participated in several musical competitions, such as Jacinto Guerrero, Francisco Alonso and Julián Gayarre, in which he finished second in 1996.
It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away. He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There wiIl never be another voice or spirit like Carlos. pic.twitter.com/uyRFjXADF6
— Il Divo (@ildivoofficial) December 19, 2021
Il Divo was founded by the famous Simon Cowell, himself from One Direction, after imagining that an all-male lyrical quartet would have possibilities covering mythical songs.
Marín, who had forged a previous career as an actor in musicals such as “Les Miserables” or “Beauty and the Beast”, joined this project in 2003, for which Urs Bühler, Sébastien Izambard and David were also hired. Miller.
They have published nine studio albums so far, from the homonymous “Il Divo” (2004) to the most recent “For Once In My Life: A Celebration of Motown” (2021), with which they have managed to sell about 40 millions of copies worldwide.
Last year he released a solo album entitled “Portrait” in which he dared to cover “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, among other hits.