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Spanish Singer-Songwriter Camilo Sesto Passes at 72

Spanish Singer-Songwriter Camilo Sesto Passes at 72

Camilo Sesto. Credit: Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage.
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MADRID (CelebrityAccess) – Spanish singer and songwriter Camilo Sesto, a popular star in the 1970s and 1980s, has passed away at the age of 72.

Sesto’s manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that he had died early Sunday in a hospital in Madrid after suffering two heart attacks.

Sesto, whose real name was Camilo Blanes Cortés, sold more than 100 million records worldwide over his 40-year career. His hits included “Algo de mí,” ″Perdóname,” and “Melina.”

In 1975 he starred in the Spanish version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

A public wake for Sesto is being held today (Sept. 9) at the art nouveau building in Madrid that houses the Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE).

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