At age 79, Argentine singer Alberto Cortez died



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The Argentine singer Alberto Cortez, 79, died Thursday in a hospital in Spain, as confirmed by Yolanda Díaz, one of the producers who was in charge of a concert that the interpreter would give in Puerto Rico.

"We are sorry for your departure and this caught us by surprise, the world loses a poet and a great writer," he said.

As reported The Clarín, the artist suffered a gastric bleeding and his picture got worse on Wednesday night.

He was born in 1940 under the name of José Alberto García Gallo in the Argentine province of La Pampa and published his first album "Welcome to the Latin Club" in 1961 being in Europe, where he moved when he was 20 years old.

He cultivated styles such as bolero, ballad and Latin American music with such hits as "Callejero", "In a corner of the soul" and "When a friend leaves me", among others. The punk band Attaque 77 popularized the song "Callejero" among the new generations.

During his career, he developed a friendship with the Argentine singer and composer Facundo Cabral, with whom he came to perform live and record four albums, among them "Lo Cortez does not take the Cabral, Vol. 1" of 1994.

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