Armando Manzanero’s children recently announced that they complied with their father’s will regarding the place where his ashes would rest. Likewise, Manzanero’s relatives pointed out that they soon hope to hold a civic act to honor the memory of the prominent Mexican singer.

“Respecting the will of our father, last night, we deposited his ashes in his house in Merida next to his family,” emphasized the musician’s children in a press release that was released in hours of the night of December 29, 2020.

“Due to the conditions we currently live in, we have decided to reserve any civic act, with the understanding that, at the appropriate time, we will make his farewell,” said the Manzanero family.

On the other hand, Armando Manzanero’s relatives expressed their gratitude to the media and the general public for the expressions of affection and respect they have received: “We want to thank the public, the media and friends for their demonstrations of love and respect for the teacher Armando Manzanero Canche. “

All Hispanics mourned the death of Armando Manzanero in the morning hours of Monday, December 28, 2020. For a few weeks, the Mexican composer was confined in a health center in Mexico City after being diagnosed with COVID -19.

The Mexican journalist Joaquin Lopez-Doriga reported that the cause of Manzanero’s death would have been cardiac arrest after presenting respiratory complications due to his infection with the virus.

Laura Blum, Armando Manzanero’s representative, confirmed  that the musician’s death occurred in the early hours of Monday, December 28, 2020.

Despite his 85 years of age, Manzanero had not presented any type of complications derived from his diagnosis with COVID-19. However, on December 22, he was intubated due to physical exhaustion after he spoke by phone with each of the people in his close circle of friends who expressed their words of support for his state of health.

After being intubated, Armando Manzanero became a trend on digital platforms last weekend after information was released indicating that he had died. At that time, his relatives published a press release to deny the information and emphasize that a favorable improvement was presented.

“Family members of maestro Armando Manzanero deny the alleged death by COVID-19 of the award-winning composer, whose work has made Yucatán and Mexico famous. The King of Romanticism is still hospitalized in Mexico City, fighting a battle against COVID-19, ”the Manzanero family highlighted in the press release.

Armando Manzanero is survived by his 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and his wife, Laura Elena Villa, to whom he was married since 2014.

Manzanero is known for being one of the most prominent Spanish-speaking musical performers in recent decades. Throughout his respected artistic career, the Mexican star wrote more than 400 songs, of which 50 have achieved worldwide recognition.

Armando Manzanero’s simplicity and charisma enshrined him as one of the singers most admired by the new generation of Spanish-speaking artists. When the news of his death was released, famous musicians lamented his death with emotional messages through their social networks.


Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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