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Singer Yoshio dead from COVID-19 complications

Mexican singer Yoshio, whose real name is Gustavo Nakatani Ávila, lost his life to complications from the coronavirus at age 70. His wife Marcela Hernández, announced that he died at 4:50 pm this Wednesday at the Xoco Hospital in Mexico City, where he remained hospitalized for several days.

Just this Monday, Marcela asked for the support of people on social networks to get her the antiviral medicine Remdesivir, which would help treat his collapsed lung.

The son of a Japanese immigrant and a Mexican woman, Yoshio began his musical career in the late 1970s, and has since then developed his career as a romantic ballad singer.

The National Association of Interpreters of Mexico (ANDI) regretted the death on their Twitter account: “The Board of Directors and the Surveillance Committee of ANDI Mexico report the sensitive death of the singer Gustavo Nakatani Ávila, better known as Yoshio. We send a hug of solidarity to his family and friends with our deepest condolences.”

“For me there was nothing else but singing. I dropped out of school at 18 and made a commitment to my parents to pursue an artistic career. My dad was reflected in me and they gave me their full support. I thank God that in life I gave them a lot of happiness because they really enjoyed my career,” he told TV Notas in an interview.

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