Singer, actor and comedian Carlos Escobar died this Sunday at age 60 as a result of the coronavirus, as reported by the president of the Corrientes Institute of Culture, Gabriel Romero.
Escobar, who over 25 years of experience was part of the famous Trio Laurel and was currently a member of the group Your dad, He was hospitalized 15 days ago after contracting the virus.
The artist took his first steps hand in hand with the Trio Laurel, which was formed in the city of Corrientes in the mid-80s. Eladia Blázquez was the godmother of the group. With the trio they recorded eight albums and toured the country with their shows. One of his most celebrated themes is Chamamé overdose. What’s more, works like Don Alegre, Inside the well, the voice does not matter Y The dance has already started, among many others.
On television he worked with the Trío Laurel in Sunday night by Gerardo Sofovich; Cablecanal by Juan Carlos Mesa, with Pepe Soriano, Claribel Medina and Cristina Alberó; Field warehouse and Hand in hand with the field with Luis Landriscina. They participated in Hola Susana, Café Fashion, Happy Sunday, Rumors, La movida del verano, Venite con Georgina, among other programs. In cinema, he participated in the film Sapucay, my town with Luis Landriscina and Ricardo Bauleo.
On radio, he participated in the program Direct contact of Santo Biasatti, which earned him the Martín Fierro Award for humorous work on radio. He worked at Radio Continental, Radio Provincia and Radio Rivadavia. In recent years, he conducted the cycle “With music to another part” on Radio Nacional Folklórica.
The Corrientes Institute of Culture regretted the musician’s departure: “With great sadness we want to say goodbye to Carlos Escobar, another great of the culture who joins the Great celestial musiqueada! We will remember you on your way through Laurel and Tupá. Condolences to family and friends forever. May you rest in peace dear Carlos! ”.
In 2010, Carlos Escobar and Aldy Balestra left the trio to form Tupá, a group with which they participated in various festivals and peñas in the country, and which is characterized by combining humor and regional music from the coast.
The Argentine Association of Actors (AAA) said in a statement: “The musician and actor Carlos Escobar, a renowned member of the Trío Laurel and the Grupo Tupá, has passed away. In his more than 35 years of experience, he stood out for fusing humor with chamamé and other genres of Latin American folklore. Our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones ”.
The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Sunday, May 30, that, in the last 24 hours, 348 deaths and 21,346 new coronavirus infections were registered. With these data, the total number of cases since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 3,753,609 and the fatalities are 77,456.
According to the epidemiological part, at the moment in Argentina there are 7,206 people with coronavirus admitted to intensive care. The percentage of bed occupancy at the national level is 77.5% and in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) it is 77.2%.