Carlos Marin, the famous 53-year-old singer of the international singing group Il Divo, passed away Sunday in England.
The Spanish singer was admitted to intensive care in a hospital in Manchester on Dec. 8. He was reportedly put in a medically induced coma and intubated, according to Spanish TV E1.
While the cause of death remains unconfirmed, allegedly the singer had been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to BBC.
It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away. He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There wiIl never be another voice or spirit like Carlos. pic.twitter.com/uyRFjXADF6
— Il Divo (@ildivoofficial) December 19, 2021
“He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos,” Il Divo stated on their Twitter account.
“For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love — David, Sebastien and Urs,” the statement concluded.
The group was discovered by the British superstar Simon Cowell in 2003, according to the BBC.
I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now. I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) December 20, 2021
“I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1,” Cowell wrote on Twitter.
“Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you,” he added. (RELATED: Reality TV Star Jason Hitch Dies At 45)
Marín was born Oct. 13, 1968, in Rüsselsheim, Germany. He released his first album at the age of 8, and soon moved to Madrid, according to a New York Times report.
He joined Il Divo in 2003, after which the group known for their romantic songs gained worldwide popularity and sold millions of albums, according to the outlet.