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Camilo Sesto, Spanish balladeer and pop star, dies at 72

Baku, September 9, AZERTAC

Camilo Sesto, a Spanish singer and songwriter who rose to prominence in the 1970s as a romantic balladeer, then went on to sell more than 100 million records, died Sept. 8 at a hospital in Madrid, according to The Washington Post. He was 72.

His manager, Eduardo Guervós, confirmed his death to the Spanish public broadcaster TVE, saying that Mr. Sesto had suffered two heart attacks. He had been treated for kidney problems in recent years.

Mr. Sesto released about an album a year through the 1970s and ’80s, recording hits including “Algo de Mí,” “Perdóname,” and “Melina.” His song “Amor Mío, ¿Qué Me Has Hecho?” topped the Billboard Latin charts in 1991.

In 1975 he starred in the Spanish version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Mr. Sesto financed the theatrical production and later produced the cast album, with Ángela Carrasco as Mary Magdalene and Teddy Bautista as Judas.

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