After dealing with health complications in recent weeks, the legendary composer and leader of the emblematic band Enanitos Verdes, Horacio Eduardo “Marciano” Cantero, died at the age of 62, in Mendoza, Argentina, on September 8.
The person in charge of breaking the news to journalists who gathered outside the hospital was the son of the singer and musician, Javier Cantero.
As much as I am very sad, I am 30 and these 30 years that I was able to spend with him I did not have much of him but every day with him was a gift. I can’t help but be happy for the great man he was and for all the love that was returned to him these days.
According to local media reports, “Marciano” died at the Cuyo Clinic in the city in western Argentina, where he had been admitted since the end of August due to kidney failure.
However, as there was no improvement, on September 5, the bassist had to undergo emergency surgery to remove a kidney and part of his spleen.
According to preliminary medical reports released by various Argentine portals, Cantero had serious complications with the remaining kidney.
Unfortunately, he was unable to overcome the complications. I want to personally thank all the ‘fans’, all the friends in life, the family, all the prayers and the support we have received these days.
– Javier Cantero, son of “Marciano” Cantero
According to the magazine rolling stoneCantero suffered from kidney problems and his condition would have worsened after the last tour with which Enanitos Verdes was celebrating his 40-year career.
The iconic band rock In Spanish, they offered their last concert with their leader at the helm on August 14, in Orlando, Florida, USA. In addition, they had confirmed dates for November and December in different cities of the country.
Born on August 25, 1960, Horacio Eduardo Cantero Hernández had his beginnings in Mendoza, Argentina, along with guitarist Felipe Staiti and drummer Daniel Piccolo. In 1979, together they became the most popular band in their hometown, so they decided to try their luck in Buenos Aires.
Cantero was at the head of the band that became one of the most emblematic in Argentina and Latin America. With hits like the green wall, I saw you on a train Y For the rest, Daylight and of course, Bolivian lament, that only on Spotify accumulates almost 400 million reproductions. Rest in peace, “Marciano” Cantero!
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