Tributes are pouring in for Il Divo star Carlos Marin after his tragic death this weekend.
The 53-year-old singer’s death was announced on Sunday December 19 by his bandmates.
The likes of Simon Cowell, Lorraine Kelly and Michael Ball have all paid tribute to the ‘hugely talented’ musician and ‘class act’.
It was reported that the Spanish singer was placed in an induced coma at the Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital after reportedly falling ill with Covid.
Il Divo had posted an update on December 16 that they were ‘hoping and praying for a speedy recovery’.
But sadly, Carlos’s death was announced yesterday.
Il Divo wrote in a statement: “It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away. He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There wiIl never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.
“For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love — David, Sebastien and Urs”
Simon Cowell, who created and promoted the hugely successful group, said: “I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now.
“I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away.
“He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you.”
Michael Ball wrote: “Unbelievably sad to hear of the the passing of the lovely @carlosmarin_ a charismatic, charming and hugely talented man. A total one off.
Presenter Lorraine Kelly has also posted a tribute, writing: “This is so sad. I had the joy of interviewing Carlos and @ildivoofficial many times over the years.
“He was such a class act. Thoughts with everyone who loved him x”
Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli said he is ‘devastated’ by the news, writing: “We had the best time putting together the first @ildivoofficial performance 17 yeas ago great voice great man a true passionate Spirit with wicked sense of humor we will miss you so sad. B”
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