The daughter of the mythical singer Concha Piquer has died at the age of 75 in Madrid
The daughter of the mythical Valencian singer Concha Piquer, Concha Márquez Piquer, died at the age of 75 at the Quirón clinic in Madrid this morning.
The singer had been hospitalized for 35 days for respiratory failure not related to the covid.
According to Márquez Piquer’s husband, the actor Ramiro Oliveros, to ABC, the mortal remains of the singer will be buried with her mother in the Madrid cemetery of San Isidro, just as Concha’s wish was.
Born on December 31, 1945, in Buenos Aires, the daughter of the iconic singer Concha Piquer and the bullfighter Antonio Márquez, nicknamed Belmonte Rubio, was sponsored by Evita Perón, and from a young age, she followed in the artistic footsteps of her mother.
She married Curro Romero when he was only 17 years old and had two of her daughters with the bullfighter, Coral, and Conchitin. The singer separated from the matador in 1979 and obtained a divorce three years later. However, Concha never consented to the ecclesiastical nullity of the bullfighter, although more than four decades had passed and each one had rebuilt her life. With the divorce decree, Concha decided to marry the actor Ramiro Oliveros in a civil way, and from that union, her daughter Iris was born.
One of the hardest moments in Concha Márquez Piquer’s life occurred in November 1986, when her daughter Coral died in a road accident when she had just turned 19 years old.
As a singer, Concha made her debut at the age of 24 at a charity festival at Madrid’s Calderón theater, but it was a year later, on June 21, 1970, when she made her presentation at the Zarzuela theater in Madrid. She then performed a recital of twenty songs, accompanied by an orchestra of thirty-five musicians.
Throughout her career, she became one of the references of the copla, of which she was one of its greatest exponents, not only in Spain but also throughout Latin America.