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Mexico mourns maestro Armando Manzanero, lost to Covid aged 86

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Armando Manzanero  performs during concert â??El bolero nos uneâ? at Centro de Bellas Artes on February 9, 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Gladys Vega/Getty Images)
Armando Manzanero performs during concert â??El bolero nos uneâ? at Centro de Bellas Artes on February 9, 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Gladys Vega/Getty Images)

Mexican singer-songwriter Armando Manzanero died Monday at the age of 86 after being hospitalized with the coronavirus, sparking an outpouring of tributes for one of the country's best-loved musicians.

The composer and crooner of romantic Latin ballads, who became the first Mexican to receive a Grammy lifetime achievement award in 2014, suffered a cardiac arrest, his publicist told AFP.

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