Gustavo Cerati, former voice and leader of the Argentine music rock band “Soda Stereo” and one of the most influential musicians of Latin America, died today at age 55 after being in a coma for four years.
The news was confirmed by the Argentine newspaper “El Clarin” and the medical director of the clinic where he was admitted in recent years. The official statement said he died as a result of respiratory failure. The Gustavo Cerati’s family informed the last Goodbye to Cerati will be in the City Legislature of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In 1984 Soda Sterero begun a new wave of Rock in Spanish in his natal Buenos Aires and influenced in other countries of South America to develop the Rock in that language. But was Soda Stereo which achieved more success throughout South, Central and North America, in Mexico and Spanish-speaking population of United States) and even inSpain. The band broked up in 1997 leaving a great legacy to rock in Spanish.
Cerati has experimented with various musical genres, including electronic music and symphonic music. Throughout his career Cerati has been nominated for various Grammy, MTV, and Gardel awards. In 2007, Cerati reunited with Soda Stereo for a reunion tour called “Me Veras Volver” Tour. On the 15th of May 2010 Cerati suffered a stroke after a show in Venezuela. He remained in a coma under respiratory aid until his death.