Carlos Marín, who was a member of the British singing group Il Divo, died Sunday at the age of 53.
Cause of death was not disclosed; however, he was hospitalized recently. The group announced his death through Instagram account.
“We are informing you that our friend and collaborator, Carlos Marin, has passed away with a heavy heart,” the post read. “He will miss his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos. Over the course of 17 years, the four of us have been together on this incredible journey of Il Divo, and we will miss our dear friend dearly. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul rests in peace.”
The post is signed by three living members of the group: David Miller, Sébastien Izambard and Urs Bühler.
News of his death came three days after the Spanish news agency El Pais reported that Marín had been placed in a medically induced coma at the Royal Manchester Infirmary in the United Kingdom. Hospitalization follows what El Pais report is a illness lasts a week Marín was facing while on tour in England. The team confirmed this via Twitter.
Our dear friend and partner, Carlos, is in the hospital. We are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.
– Il Divo (@ildivoofficial) December 16, 2021
Il Divo was founded by music producer Simon Cowell in 2003. Before joining the group, he performed in a number of theatrical productions, including Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast and Grease.
Il Divo has released 10 studio albums, starting with Il Divo 2004 and most recently For Once in My Life: A Celebration of Motown in 2021. Marín also released a solo album, Portrait, last year.
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