Paquito Guzmán Died: Everything You Need To Know

The salsa singer Frank Guzmán Géigel, better known as Paquito Guzmán, died this Thursday at the age of 82 after a long fight against cancer.

The Puerto Rican salsa singer Frank Guzmán Geigel, known in the world of music as Paquito Guzmán, died this Thursday, December 9 at 82 after a long fight against cancer, according to his relatives.

“There have been many samples and calls that we have received, so we ask you for space to process this sad moment. We ask for a little time to assimilate this hard loss. Again, thanks to Puerto Rico and all the fans of the world,” said one of her granddaughters in a press release.

As respect for the last wish of the interpreter of successful songs such as “25 Rosas” and “Cinco Nights”, there will be no funeral ceremonies and for any additional information, it will be offered by the Guzmán family.

During his last days, Paquito Guzmán was surrounded by his children and his wife Carmen. He died after contracting colon cancer at his home in Toa Baja, located in Puerto Rico.

The trajectory of Paquito Guzmán

Born on November 20, 1939, in San Juan, the singer published more than twenty records throughout his career, including “Champagne and rum: the best salsa ballads” (1986) and “Tu Amante Romántico “(1988).

Paquito Guzmán began his musical career in the early sixties and for decades he cultivated successes in various genres such as bolero, guajira, guaracha, and salsa.

He was part of the Trío Los Primos by Rafael Scharrón and Tatín Vale and the Conjunto Cachana by Joe Quijano, but he consolidated his career in music when he joined the Orquesta La Primerísima de Tommy Olivencia.

The interpreter also developed as a soloist, managing to transcend the borders of the United States and Puerto Rico and achieving great popularity throughout South America, especially in Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.

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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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