Mexican singer Luis Manuel ‘El de la Paloma’ dies

Guadalajara Jalisco – The composer and singer Luis Manuel Mercado, better known as Luis Manuel “El de la Paloma” died this Tuesday at the age of 75, after being admitted to the cancerology area of ​​a local hospital.

The renowned artist already had more than half a century of experience, as one of the most constant representatives of Mexican popular song.

Just in 2020, the singer received a tribute for his 50 years of artistic career, from Governor Enrique Alfaro, who yesterday, through his social networks, lamented the death of this interpreter.

“I deeply regret the death of Luis Manuel, ‘El de la Paloma’. I grew up with his songs, his talent marked a benchmark inside and outside of Mexico, he defended the languages ​​of our original peoples like few others and promoted music as an engine of peace and hope.

“A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to recognize him for his career, today we bid him farewell with love and respect, as a legacy that we will never forget. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. Rest in peace,” wrote the state president.

From his early years, Luis Manuel was attracted to music, singing and theater. From a very young age he promoted the composition and interpretation of vernacular music, sones, huapangos and the dissemination of songs and stories in almost thirty native languages.

One of the most recognized pieces in his repertoire was “Nonatzin”, a poem by Netzahualcóyotl that talks about the strength of the human being, and he also popularized the piece “Jacinto Cenobio”, original by Pancho Madrigal.

The artist also ventured into the performing arts. He worked with teachers like Félix Vargas, he even wrote some theatrical pieces and set them to music, such as “Limitaciones”, which was presented at the Jalisco Experimental Theater and for a decade made it a tradition to present the show “Night of the Dead or Tlayohua Miketl”, in Chapala.

Mercado also ventured into television with programs such as “Nights from Tapatia” and “México, Magia y Encuentro”. He also took his talent out of the country, with presentations on different stages in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

The artist, originally from Atotonilco, was veiled last night at a funeral home in downtown Guadalajara, where an intimate tribute was paid to him among friends and family. Today a body mass was held in the temple of San Sebastián de Analco.

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Mexican singer Luis Manuel ‘El de la Paloma’ dies