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The world of showbusiness was united in its grief at the death of ‘larger than life’ Spanish tenor Carlos Marin, who has died aged 53. Tributes came from TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, who interviewed the star for her ITV daytime show, and judge on Strictly Come Dancing Bruno Tonioli, who said the singer was a ‘true passionate spirit.’ Nuccio Bertone, managing director of the band’s record label, Decca, said in a statement:
‘ We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Carlos Marin. ‘Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. ‘We have enjoyed many years of working together and are very proud of the legacy he leaves behind.’ He added: ‘Il Divo and the world of classical and crossover music will never forget him.’ The tenor, who was a founding member of the group, had been missing since Saturday. His bandmates – Sebastien Izambard, Urs Buhler and David Miller – confirmed the news in a statement that was released on their Twitter account.
Carlos Marín, a Spanish dancer and choreographer who became a national treasure in his adopted Britain, has died, aged 53, from a suspected heart attack in his sleep. He was found dead at his home in London yesterday afternoon. His family were yesterday too upset to speak about his death.
Marín was one of the original members of the dance troupe who put together the pop project Il Divo, formed in 2003 by Italian tenor, Simon Cowell. Il Divo went on to become a huge success, selling more than 20 million albums worldwide and becoming the top selling classical crossover music act, the biggest selling non-English language music act and the most successful international music act in the United Kingdom, selling over two million records. Marín was known for his energetic performances and became a firm favourite of fans, as well as a favourite of judges on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, where he choreographed the dance routines.
orraine Kelly pays tribute to ‘amazing’ Carlos: *Lorraine Kelly has paid tribute to Il Divo’s ‘wonderful’ Carlos Marín after learning of his death at the age of 53. The Scottish TV presenter, 60, said that she was ‘so saddened’ by the news, adding that the band will ‘never be the same again’ without their late bandmate. In a statement, she said: ‘I’m just so saddened by the news of Carlos. He was an amazing guy. Il Divo will never be the same again.’ *Il Divo confirm Carlos Marín’s death *Il Divo have confirmed that their bandmate Carlos Marín has died aged 53. They revealed that the singer’s death on Friday was due to a heart attack, caused by an ‘acute pulmonary edema’. The band added that the songwriter, who was born in Madrid, ‘will be sorely missed’. *’Carlos was an amazing guy’: Lorraine Kelly leads tributes to Il Divo’s Carlos Marín as stunned fans pay tribute to the late singer on Twitter