Zamacona, the founder of the popular band, died after complications from COVID-19.
MEXICO CITY – José Manuel Zamacona, vocalist and founder of Los Yonic’s, died this Sunday at the age of 69 after complications derived from COVID-19, a disease he contracted even while vaccinated.
The popular interpreter of countless hits, such as “But you are going to regret it” and “Sad words”, was hospitalized at the end of May and from that moment on, his family asked for prayers so that he could recover from the lung damage suffered.
Both the Zamacona Chavarría family and the producer and musical director Alfredo Dussauge confirmed the death of the musician and immediately social networks were filled with messages of condolences and memories to fire the interpreter.
Zamacona’s family and colleagues say goodbye to his remains in the port of Acapulco, Guerrero, a land that more than 50 years ago saw the birth of the tropical romantic music group.
Zamacona is not the first Mexican artist to die from COVID-19 or its aftermath. In past months he was preceded by the master of romanticism Armando Manzanero, Yoshio and Óscar Chávez, “El Caifán Mayor”.
Just on June 26, the musician’s son thanked the prayers for the health of the leader of Los Yonic’s, a band that was formed in the seventies.
“Come on my beautiful daddy, yes you can, many of us are praying for his complete healing. Thanks to everyone for your support. We love you very much, now I realize that we have many sisters and brothers. Thank you for everything, “he wrote on the group’s Facebook profile.
Who was José Manuel Zamacona?
He was the vocalist of Los Yonic’s, a group originally from the state of Guerrero.
In the mid-1970s, the singer joined Joaquín, Johnny and Bruno Ayvar to start the band, which achieved success thanks to songs like “Soy Yo”, “Palabras Tristes” and “Rosas Blancas”.
One of the most important moments of Los Yonic’s took place at the beginning of the 90s, when they collaborated with Marco Antonio Solís – at that time leader of Los Bukis – on the song “But you are going to regret it.”
Con gran dolor comparto con ustedes mi pesar por la partida terrenal 🙏🏻 de mi gran amigo José Manuel Zamacona con quien compartí muchos momentos importantes en nuestras respectivas carreras. A su familia y a los @yonicsoficial un abrazo solidario 🙏🏻✝️😢 pic.twitter.com/aVAzmEjh4h
— Julio_Preciado_ (@Julio_Preciado_) July 5, 2021
As time went by, Los Yonic’s recorded 28 albums and brought their music to the entire Hispanic market and part of Europe.
The band had plans to make some presentations, suspended due to the pandemic. Among his latest appearances on Mexican television, José Manuel on the reality show Bailando por un Sueño , and as a group they recorded “Palabras tristes” as a duet with the Chilean Mon Laferte, and had collaborations with Edith Márquez and Julio Preciado, among other interpreters.