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They damage the grave of the salsa singer Héctor Lavoe

They damage the grave of the salsa singer Héctor Lavoe

The damage was estimated at about $ 600.

SAN JUAN (EFE) .— The grave of the salsa singer Héctor Lavoe in Ponce, a town in southern Puerto Rico, was damaged by an unknown person, the local police announced yesterday.

Authorities said a plaintiff identified as William Robledo said the plinth of the grave of Héctor Juan Pérez Martínez, the deceased singer’s first name, was damaged in the civil cemetery in Ponce.

The damage was estimated by the plaintiff at $ 600.

The complaint is being investigated by members of the Ponce Municipal Police Department.

Lavoe, a native of the Belgian borough of Ponce, began to make a name for himself in music when he decided to move to New York.

There Lavoe and other groups from Willie Colón, Bobby Valentín, Willie Rosario, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico and Ismael Rivera performed almost weekly in clubs like El Corso, Broadway 96 and Casablanca in the 70s and 80s.


Lavoe became one of the big stars of salsa with legendary songs like “Alles hat seine Ende”, “El Almighty”, “Aguanilé”, “The Singer”, “Rompe saragüey” and “Paraíso de dulce”.

Héctor Lavoe is considered to be the best Sonero, after Ismael Rivera “El Sonero Mayor”. His charisma on stage and his talent for the people outside the stage earned him the idolatry of his fans, who worship him almost as a martyr of rumba and the street.

“Héctor was able to mention the mother to everyone and the audience laughed. You spoiled him, ”Willie Colón once said.

Famous for being late at his appointments, Héctor used to say in his song “The King of Punctuality”: “I’m not late, the audience comes very early”.

Colón described him as “a graduate of the Universidad del Refraneo with honors, a member of the Gran Círculo de los Soneros, a street poet, a volunteer thug, a hero and a martyr … that’s why he was baptized ‘The. Singer of Singers” .

Lavoe died on June 29, 1993 at Saint Claire Hospital in New York at the age of 46 of AIDS, contracted from used syringes.

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