Death of a flamenco giant

Death of a flamenco giant


norman lebrecht

February 26, 2014

Paco de Lucia has died in Cancun, Mexico, aged 66. He was reportedly playing with his grandchildren on a beach when struck by a heart attack.

The son of a gypsy guitarist, Antonio Sanchez, he was acclaimed in Spain as its most universal flamenco interpreter. He was equally adept at classical and jazz.


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  • Lesley Gould says:

    Wow. Paco deLucia’s gone, just like that. Wow. That sure does bring back a long ago San Francisco live and in concert memory. 66 years of age. Rather doubt his fingers will ever stop flying. R.I.P. Mr. DeLucia, Paco Artist

  • Jose says:

    May he Rest In Peace. One day we all will be joining him.