Il Divo singer Carlos Marín dead at 53 – Boston 25 News

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Singer Carlos Marin, baritone of international pop-fusion group Il Divo, has died, the group announced on social media. He was 53 years old.

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“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that our friend and partner, Carlos Marín, has passed away,” the remaining band members David Miller, Sébastien Izambard and Urs Buhler announced on Sunday. Social media. “He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.

“We have been on this incredible Il Divo journey together for 17 years, and our dear friend will be missed. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul may rest in peace.

Il Divo was premiered by music producer and singing contest judge Simon Cowell in 2004. According to USA Today, the group consisted of Marin, born in Germany in 1968 but raised in Spain; Miller, who was born in the United States; Buhler, who comes from Switzerland; and Izambard, originally from France.

Marin was rushed to hospital this week and was reportedly in intensive care, according to New Musical Express. The reason for his admission and the cause of his death have not yet been officially confirmed, the website reported.

A video posted Dec. 6 from a concert in Bath, England, appears to be the last time Marin was recorded on stage, Billboard reported. Scheduled shows in Hull and Nottingham were canceled before the group announced the postponement of the tour on December 10, according to the website.

Prior to joining Il Divo, Marin played roles in musicals like “Les Misérables,” “Grease” and “Peter Pan,” New Musical Express reported. He also sang on film soundtracks for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and the Spanish version of “Cinderella”.

With the exception of Izambard, the band members were classically trained, USA Today reported.

Their musical format has led to platinum albums, major tours and, in the US, specials on PBS.

“Our success is down to our audience,” Izambard said in 2014. “The radio doesn’t know where we play. We’re not a cool band. We don’t sing like Miley Cyrus. I don’t think people sing us. give credit because of the way we’ve come together.



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