The singer Carlos Marin of the Il Divo group died at 53

He had been hospitalized on 7 December last in the intensive care unit of the Manchester hospital

Singer Carlos Marin of the famous Il Divo group has died at the age of 53. The same group announced it on social media: “It is with a sad heart that we communicate that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, is dead. His friends, family and fans will miss him. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos “. Marin had been hospitalized on 7 December in the intensive care unit of the Manchester hospital for unknown causes, and for this reason Il Divo had been forced to postpone his Christmas tour in the United Kingdom.

Marin was born in Germany, in Rüsselsheim, of Spanish parents, and moved to Madrid at the age of 12, where he studied singing with Alfredo Kraus, Montserrat Caballè and Giacomo Aragall. With a baritone voice, he had performed in several musicals before joining the Il Divo group in 2003, born from an idea of ​​the X Factor inventor, Simon Cowell, who wanted to blend opera singing with pop music.

In addition to Marin, the quartet was made up of the ‘tenors’ David Miller and Urs Bühler and the pop singer Sébastien Izambard. Their hits included ‘Regresa a Mi’ (Unbreak My Heart), ‘The Time Of Our Lives’ and ‘I Believe In You’ – a duet with Celine Dion – as well as a version of Adele’s ‘Hello’. They have sold more than 30 million records and have had 160 gold and platinum records in more than 33 countries, according to the group’s website.