Monday, January 4, 2010
Sandro - Argentinian Singer 1945-2010
Doctors say Argentine singer Sandro, famous across Latin America for his romantic ballads and rock and pop tunes, has died of complications from heart and lung transplant surgery. He was 64.
Doctor Claudio Burgos says Sandro died Monday at the Italian Hospital in the western city of Mendoza.
Sandro, whose real name was Roberto Sanchez, suffered from chronic lung disease that led to the Nov. 20 surgery.
His health had been delicate since then, with a serious of complications and setbacks.
Born in 1945, he was the author of hits such as "Asi" ("Like That") and "Dame fuego" ("Give Me Fire").
He was the first Latin American to sing at Madison Square Garden.
He recorded 52 albums and acted in 16 movies.
Here's Sandro in his heyday.