Diomedes Diaz, star of Colombian Vallenato, Dies - The New Indian Express

Diomedes Diaz, star of Colombian Vallenato, Dies

Published: 23rd December 2013 12:26 PM

Last Updated: 23rd December 2013 12:27 PM

Diomedes Diaz, the best-known performer of Colombia's accordion-heavy vallenato music, has died at age 56.

Fredys Soccaras, mayor of Valledupar, the city where the singer-songwriter lived, told Caracol radio that Diaz died yesterday of a heart attack after being rushed to a hospital.

From a poor childhood on a farm near Colombia's Caribbean coast, Diaz rose to become one of the top-selling artists of the musical genre revered throughout Colombia

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