Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed

On Saturday, the Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel passed away Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Yucatecan hadn’t been s...

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  • On Saturday, the Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel passed away
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Yucatecan hadn’t been seen in theaters or nightclubs for a while
  • He recorded over 350 songs

The fourth month of the year ends with sad news for Mexico‘s artistic scene, since on Saturday the singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel passed away in the tranquility of his home in Yucatán.

It was the interpreter’s family who confirmed his death through his official Facebook page: “Dear friends: Today, April 24, Master Sergio Esquivel died. He passed away at home, in peace, without pain, while sleeping and in the company of his family. He leaves an enormous musical and life legacy for all who knew him.”

Sergio Esquivel “left in peace with life”

Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed
Photo Facebook Sergio Esquivel

In this same publication, which caused commotion among his followers, it was shared that the singer-songwriter “left in peace with life, with peace in his heart and with the joy of knowing that throughout his life he managed to reach so many people and share your message of love for life ”.

“The whole family, Celia his wife of 50 years, his children Kathy, Sergio and Daniela and his grandchildren Regina and Marco Polo, we feel very accompanied by the innumerable expressions of affection”, you can read in this publication. Condolences were not long in coming.

“Nobody leaves at all”

Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed
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Sergio Esquivel, who lived in Yucatán and participated in events related to the Yucatecan trova, is the second local musician to die, since Armando Manzanero, a victim of Covid-19, recently died. Esquivel had not performed in theaters or nightclubs for some time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With more than 350 songs recorded, and about 50 performers from all over the world, some of his songs with the greatest significance are: A guy like me, How happy Maria goes, No one goes at all, Something big, Luciana, I love the life, Someone will come and For her.

The story of Sergio Esquivel at festivals

Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed
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In 1969, Sergio Esquivel obtained the third place interpreting his song Where is my love ?, and with him the opportunity to record his first full-length album as an author and performer. In 1973, he achieved first international place at the OTI Festival. Belo Horizonte, Brazil, with her song Que Alegre Va María, performed by Imelda Miller.

A year later, he won second place at a Song Festival in Venezuela, in the voice of Mónica Igual, with his song A friend is a place. In 1977, he again obtained second international place at the Carifesta Festival, in Jamaica, with his song La primera vez, on the voice of Fernando Riva.

Your participation in the OTI

Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed
Photo Facebook Sergio Esquivel

During the first ten years of the OTI, the singer-songwriter participated with songs such as: When I go, Luciana, A guy like me and One hundred million crazy people, always remaining as a finalist. In 1982, he obtained the fourth international place at the Viña del Mar festival, Chile, with his song Two coins.

For his part, in 1990, Sergio Esquivel achieved second place at the Mexico Lindo y Querido Festival with his song México occasionally. A year later, he reached third place in the OTI International Festival, held in Acapulco, with his song Barrioviejo, sung by Rodolfo Muñiz. He was a finalist in the national editions of the OTI Festival, for thirteen years, between 1972 and 1991 (With information from Agencia El Universal).

Great personalities recorded their songs

Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed
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According to information from El Heraldo de México, throughout his career, Sergio Esquivel recorded more than 20 albums and composed more than 350 songs, which were performed by prominent artists of international fame such as José José, Emmanuel, Verónica Castro and Marco. Antonio Solís.

His fame was such that he had an international reach, also thanks to the fact that artists of the stature of Celia Cruz, Libertad Lamarque and Nano Cabrera gave voice to his songs. With the death of the Mexican singer-songwriter, an entire era in the music of this country ends.

“Yesterday I thought I would never do the things I did today”

Death of Mexican singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel confirmed
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In addition to reporting on his departure, Sergio Esquivel’s family shared an emotional thought of the singer-songwriter’s authorship: “” Beliefs such as fear or love are understood, as well as the theory of relativity and the principles of uncertainty, a phenomenon that determines the course of our lives ”

“Yesterday my life was heading in one direction. Today he is heading in another. Yesterday I thought I would never do the things I did today. These forces often remake space and time, alter who we imagine ourselves to be. They start long before we are born and continue after we die. “

“My life extends beyond my own limitations”

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“Our lives and our decisions, how quantum trajectories are extended moment by moment and at each point of intersection, at each meeting suggest potentially a new direction. All limits are conventions waiting to be transgressed. Anyone can transcend any convention, only if they can first conceive of doing so. ”

“At times like this I can feel your heart beating… as clear as I feel mine. So I know that separation is an illusion. My life extends beyond my own limitations. Our lives do not belong to us. We are linked to others, from the womb to the grave. We are linked to others, past and present ”, he concluded.

They express their condolences after the death of Sergio Esquivel

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After the death of the Mexican singer-songwriter was confirmed, various personalities expressed their feelings, including the singer-songwriter Fernando Delgadillo: “Maestro Sergio Esquivel, thank you for the inspiration, for your lyrics and tunes that will continue to accompany us, because certainly ‘nobody will it goes all the way. ‘

For his part, the singer and composer Edgar Oceransky expressed himself as follows: “What an honor to have met you, Master. Thank you for all the beautiful songs that you gave to the world. Rest in peace, Sergio Esquivel ”.

“Today my friend’s departure was confirmed”

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Who was also very moved by this news was the singer and composer Rodrigo de la Cadena: “Today the departure of my friend and countryman Sergio Esquivel, composer of sublime works such as A guy like me, San Juan de Letrán, Qué happy Maria goes, Someone will come and many others ”.

Also, Luis Felipe Góngora and his Trío Los Nobles commented the following: “It is sad news to hear of your departure, our great friend and teacher, Sergio Esquivel. Thank you for your advice, your support, but above all for your friendship. Someday we will meet again. You are already with the greats who have gotten ahead of us ”.

They interpret some of their themes

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It didn’t take long for some fans of the singer-songwriter Sergio Esquivel to honor him in different ways, several of them performing some of his most famous songs, such as Javi Alcalá de Licona and Ulises “El Tigrillo” Rivera.

“An hour ago I learned of the death of dear teacher Sergio Esquivel. As a respectful tribute, I remember a great song authored by maestro Esquivel, which a server interpreted last year for you. May God grant him eternal rest ”, expressed“ El Tigrillo Rivera ”.

 

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