Father of Carlos Vives dies: “my soul breaks”

Carlos Vives is mourning the death of his father. Luis Aurelio Vives, an otolaryngologist and father of the vallenato star, died in Santa Marta, Colombia, at the age of 91.

Dr. Vives died on Monday at 9 in the morning after a long illness. Both Vives and the rest of his family were by his side, said the singer’s publicist, Mayna Nevarez. Nevarez did not specify the disease he suffered, but said that Vives was very attached to his father.

In an emotional publication, Vives honored the memory of his father with a video collage of family photos and his song “The good times” in the background.

“When it was born it was so beautiful that they asked to borrow it from my grandmother Elena for the living mangers,” he wrote in his post. “So much so that until the last day his closest friends kept calling him the ‘Nene Chu’. And today, Easter Monday, my dad left. And I feel helpless again like the first time ”.

“I see him leave his house to never return and my soul breaks and I realize that everything I have been has been for him: actor, vallenatos singer, athlete, Union fan, philanthropist… Maybe so that he felt that we had never parted, “he added. “I know that he will live eternally in us, his children, in our family, in our friends, in our city. And that we will always remember him with that child’s smile that accompanied him all his life ”.

Different personalities send their condolences to Carlos Vives

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, was among the first to express his condolences on his Twitter account.

Artists such as Juanes, Alejandro Sanz and Ricky Martin, also used their social networks to express their condolences.

“May God have him in his glory,” Sanz wrote on Instagram in response to a Vives publication, while Ricky Martin sent him as a message: “strength.”

Dr. Vives is survived by his wife Mercedes Carrillo and four children: Carlos, Guillermo, Luis Francisco, and Juan Enrique, as well as several grandchildren. According to Nevarez, the family organizes a mourning mass on Thursday.

With information from The Associated Press

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