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Enrique Morente Passed Away After Slipping Into Coma

December 14, 2010 (4:00 am) GMT
The 67-year-old flamingo singer died at Madrid's La Luz Hospital after suffering from complications following a surgery.
Enrique Morente Passed Away After Slipping Into Coma

Spanish flamenco singer Enrique Morente has died at the age of 67. A spokesperson from Madrid's La Luz Hospital tells the Associated Press Morente died on Monday, December 13. The cause of death was not released.

In a statement, hospital representatives claimed that Morente underwent surgery on December 4 and again two days later following complications. An earlier press release from his family revealed he was was brain dead after slipping into a coma last week.

Morente, one of the country's most noted flamenco singers, was the first artist in the genre to receive the Culture Ministry's National Music Award in 1994. He is survived by his wife, dancer Aurora Carbonell, and their three daughters, including flamenco singer Estrella Morente.

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