The Mexican Association of Writers and Composers (CNN) confirmed that Manzanero, 85, died in a hospital in Mexico City. CNN reported at the time that he was hospitalized in mid-December after testing positive for Covid-19.
Manzanello is a prolific composer, and according to the association, his name exceeds 600 songs. His songs are performed by artists from all over the world, including Elvis Presley, Dior Warwick, Perry Como, Spanish singer Raphael and Mexican star Luis Miguel.
The Latin Recording Academy, which awarded the Latin Grammy Award, expressed sympathy. The organization said: “Armando Manzanero has won the Music Excellence Award, is the recipient of the Latin Grammy Award, and is a good friend who no longer exists.”
“We celebrate his life and work. This is an irreversible loss for the Latin music industry. We share the grief of the Manzanello family.”
Manzanero’s album “Duets” won the Latin Grammy in 2001.
He won the “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2014, becoming the first Mexican to receive this honor.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador expressed condolences for this.
He said at a press conference on Monday: “Armando Manzanero is a sensitive person, a person. That’s why I regret his death.” “He is also a great composer. .”
Manzanero will be cremated in Mexico City, and his body will be taken to his hometown in Merida, Yucatan.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, Mexico has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with 1,383,434 coronavirus cases and 122,426 deaths recorded.