Spanish Flamenco Guitarist Paco De Lucia Dies

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Famous Spanish guitarist Paco de Lucia died in Mexico at the age of 66. The famous guitarist was with his family at a beach in Cancun when he had a heart attack and passed away.

Officials in Algeciras in Spain, his hometown, have confirmed his death and declared two days of official mourning.

The guitarist found his way to stardom by working with flamenco and jazz music since 1958. In the 70s, he released ten albums with Camaron de la Isla, a flamenco singer. In 1990, he released an album titled Zyryab with jazz pianist Chick Corea.

Since 1990, he has released four albums, Concierto de Aranjuez in 1991, The Guitar Trio in 1996 with Al Di Meola and John McLaughlin, Luzia in 1998, and Cositas Buenas in 2004.

His latest live album was released four years ago.

Furthermore, he also appeared in the famous opera Carmen that’s won a BAFTA award.

Eric Clapton described de Lucia as a “titanic figure in the world of flamenco guitar”, while Dennis Koster said he’s “one of history’s greatest guitarists ever”.

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