He suffered a kidney condition for which they had to remove a kidney and part of his spleen. He was hospitalized in intensive care at the Cuyo Clinic in Mendoza. he was 62 years old

Musician Horacio Eduardo Marciano Cantero Hernández, legendary singer, bassist and leader of Los Enanitos Verdes, one of the emblematic bands of Argentine rock, has died at the age of 62. He had been hospitalized since the end of August, at the Cuyo Clinic in the City of Mendoza. Juan Carlos Mendiry, manager of the band confirmed the sad news to Teleshow.

The artist had been admitted days ago due to abdominal pain, which forced him to be hospitalized. The doctors detected a “kidney condition”. His health picture worsened on Wednesday, September 7, as indicated by relatives.

Minutes after the information was known, his son Javier spoke to the local press at the door of the clinic. “As much as I am very sad, I am 30 and these 30 years that I was able to spend with him was a gift. I can’t help but be happy for the great man he was and for all the love that was returned to him these days, ”said the young man.

When asked about the last hours of his father, Javier said: “After the operation he had not so good moments. Today was better, but the truth is that the situation was critical. The truth is that the picture was not very good. I want them to remember him not only as the composer, the singer, the artist he was, but also as a wonderful person and my best friend in the world, “said the singer’s relative in dialogue with Los Andes.

“He always said in all the interviews that ‘Friends’ -for the song- he composed it because he wanted his son to be his best friend, and it was fulfilled and he knew it, so that leaves me alone”, he completed. very sorry.

With a great career in national rock, Marciano was at the forefront of the mythical group that became one of the most exportable of Argentine music since its inception. Among his greatest hits are “The Green Wall”, “I saw you on a train”, “For the rest” and “Bolivian Lament”. In 1984, the group made up of Felipe Staiti on guitar, Daniel Piccolo on drums and Marciano on vocals, was chosen as Revelation at the Festival de la Falda.

And this was the impulse that the band needed to decide to move definitively to Buenos Aires, with the great objective of recording their first album, which would bear the name of the band. That album included the song “I’m still singing”, which caused havoc on the radio, quickly becoming a rock “classic”. In 1986 they released their second LP, “Contrarreloj”, which extended their popularity and led them to play on the radio in neighboring countries. And, in 1988, they fulfilled their dream of being at the Viña del Mar festival, where they won two “Silver Torches”.

That labor decision implied ending his courtship with Viviana, a woman he had met in his native province. He fell madly in love with her. But then life put him at a crossroads. “When we left with Los Enanitos (to Buenos Aires) we stopped going out because I had to continue, but we never had a fight, we ended up well”, the composer had recalled in an interview with Bebe Contepomi for Todo Lo Demás Also, on Mega 98.3 . And that’s how the couple ended, but not love.

At that time, the contact between Marciano and Viviana continued by mail. She sent him letters that he received in the city of Buenos Aires. And that, evidently, she kept with tenacity. That was how, while on tour in Bogotá, one day the composer was inspired by those letters to write one of his most memorable songs: “Tus viejas carta”. “I always wondered why everything that happened had happened, the lyrics reflect the pain of that moment,” the artist had explained. The song, which was included in the famous Contrarreloj album of 1986, had a phrase that will remain forever engraved in the young people of the time when they wondered: “And where is that beautiful illusion now?”

Finally, in 2018 Marciano and Viviana met again in the land of good wine. And they were able to give that story a telenovela closure. “Fortunately we met again and we got married last year,” Cantero had recounted in 2020, who decided to settle again in the city that saw him grow up with the love of his youth.

In one of his last interviews, published in November 2021, Marciano Cantero had anticipated the new Los Enanitos Verdes tour, scheduled for this year. He also highlighted the change in his life after returning from Mexico, where he lived until a few years ago.

“Now I am dedicating myself to my garden and to a domestic life that I had hardly ever had, my sleep improved, I started doing gymnastics, I changed my diet, I stopped eating flour, I tried two weeks and it was great, so I continued. I was also working as a carpenter, making the acoustic panels for the room where I work, I was active in other things, ”she said.

The last show was given on August 14 in the city of Orlando, United States. There, Your old letters, The Green Wall, Daylight, My first day without you and so many hits that were part of the adolescence of many Argentines rang again. “Thank you Orlando, the last show of this fantastic tour”, Marciano Cantero, who had decided to return to Mendoza, where he had lived since 2017, posted on his networks.

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