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Who was Carlos Marin?

Carlos Marín Menchero (13 October 1968 – 19 December 2021) was a Spanish baritone and a member of the classical crossover group Il Divo, which has sold over 28 million records worldwide.

Carlos Marin, Il Divo singer, dead at 53

Carlos Marín, Il Divo singer, dead at 53
Carlos Marín, Il Divo singer, dead at 53

Carlos Marín, one quarter of the pop-opera group Il Divo, has died at the age of 53. The surviving members of the chart-topping quartet announced his death in a Twitter post on Sunday.

In the online tribute, tenors David Miller, Sébastien Izambard, and Urs Bühler remembered the baritone as a “beautiful soul.”

“It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away,” the statement read. “He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There wiIl never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.”

“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.”

Carlos Marin Biography, Wiki

Carlos Marin was born in 1968 in Germany, the city of Hesse. The family left Germany and until the age of twelve, the boy lived in the Netherlands.

Parents immediately discerned the talent from the child and gave him to learn to play the piano. Carlos also took solfeggio lessons at the same time.

Already at eight years old, his first album was released – “Little Caruso”. It included such masterpieces of musical art as O Sole Mio and Granada.

When Carlos was twelve years old, the whole family moved permanently to Madrid. At fifteen, the young singer won the Young People music competition, and five years later he won first place in another Spanish competition, New People.

Carlos also actively participated in various concerts, music, and television shows.

Carlos Marin Biography Wikipedia
Carlos Marin
Birth nameCarlos Marín Menchero
Born13 October 1968
Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hesse, West Germany
OriginMadrid, Spain
Died19 December 2021 (aged 53)
Manchester, England
GenresClassical crossover, opera, romantic
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
InstrumentsVocalspiano
Years active1976–2021
LabelsSyco Music, Sony BMG, Columbia Records
Associated actsIl Divo
WebsiteOfficial website

Carlos Marin Career

Carlos Marin started his music career by recording his very first album “The Little Caruso,” at the age of 8 which was produced by Pierre Kartner which included the songs like “O Sole Mio” and “Granada”. 

Next, he recorded his second album “Mijn Lieve Mama (My Dear Mother)” at the age of ten. This led him to study piano and solfeggio. At the age of 12, he moved to Spain.

When he was 15 and in his 20s, he participated and won several awards in television contests like “Gente Joven” (Young People) and “Nueva Gente” (New People) in TVE (Spanish Television). 

Further, he also started to sing on live television shows accompanied by an orchestra. After that, he made a name for himself in the music industry, participating in several musical contests; the “Jacinto Guerrero”, “Francisco Alonso”, and “Julián Gayarre” in 1996, where he won second place in male performers, among others. 

Starting 1963, he performed in several musicals as Marian in “Les Misérables”, and then “Beauty and the Beast” (where he suffered an accident that left him with a broken ankle), “Grease” (where he played the role of Vince Fontaine), “El Diluvio Que Viene” (the Spanish language version of the Italian musical “Aggiungi un posto a tavola”), and covering for José Sacristán in “Man From La Mancha”.

He even participated also in the production of “La Magia De Broadway” (Broadway Magic) and “Peter Pan” (in theater and CD). Following this, he sang in Henry Selick’s animated film, “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. 

Also, he was the Prince’s singing voice in Disney’s Spanish version of “Cinderella”, produced in the year 2000. He then won acclaim as primo baritono in several operas, including La Traviata, The Barber of Seville, La Bohème, Lucia Di Lammermoor, and Madame Butterfly. 

He also participated in zarzuela (Spanish operetta) as well as in the zarzuelas in the Jardines De Sabatini (Sabatini Gardens) in Madrid, a popular summer music venue at the Gardens of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

His performances in the Spanish operetta include La Gran Via (The Great Way), La Revoltosa (The Rebellious), in which he played Felipe, and La Verbena De La Paloma (The Fair of the Virgin of la Paloma), in which he played Julián. He then became a member of the international musical quartet “Il Divo” along with Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Sébastien Izambard (France), and David Miller (USA) in December 2003. 

The group released their debut album “II Divo” which became a worldwide multiplatinum-selling record when released in November 2004, entering the Billboard charts at number four and selling five million copies worldwide in less than a year and knocking Robbie Williams from the number one spot in the charts.

On 7th November 2005, their second album “Ancora” was released and their third album “Siempre” was released on 21st November 2006. The group’s fourth album “The Promise” was released on 10th November 2008. On 1st December 2009, Il Divo released their next album “An Evening with Il Divo” (Live in Barcelona) with their single “Unbreak my Heart”. 

Later, Il Divo was chosen to sing Sortilegio de Amor, the soundtrack for the Mexican Televisa soap opera, “Sortilegio”, written by the Brazilian songwriter Denisse de Kalaffe. The group also received the Classical Brit Award, Artist of the Decade in 2011. They were named Musical Ambassador in Japan and were asked to sing “Time to Say Goodbye” for the Japanese movie Andalucia in June 2011.

Later, Carlos Marin began his own solo show where he gave four concerts at the Compac Gran Via Theater in June 2011, continuing with these solo concerts in Campeche (Mexico) 2014, Ciudad del Carmen (Mexico) 2015, Madrid (Spain) 2015, Mexico DF – Teatro Metropolitan 2016 which kicked off his first World Tour to include USA, Spain, Mexico; South America and Japan.

Next, he released his first personal DVD/CD Worldwide in September 2016. In 2018, Il Divo released their next album, “Timeless”. 

Carlos Marin Wife

He had a relationship with Kim Sharma in 2009 and he was previously married to Geraldine Cerceda Larrosa. 

Carlos Marin with ex-wife Geraldine Cerceda Larrosa
Carlos Marin with ex-wife Geraldine Cerceda Larrosa

Carlos Marin FAQ’s

Who was Carlos Marin?

Carlos Marín Menchero (13 October 1968 – 19 December 2021) was a Spanish baritone and a member of the classical crossover group Il Divo, which has sold over 28 million records worldwide.

How old was Carlos Marin?

Carlos Marin died at 53.

How did Carlos Marin die?

Il DIVO star Carlos Marin has died aged 53 from Covid-19  in a Manchester hospital? On December 7, the Spanish singer fell ill and was positioned in a coma. The singer had not been feeling properly for per week whereas he was on a tour in English, earlier than being hospitalized.

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