Marciano Cantero, frontman of Los Enanitos Verdes, died yesterday at the age of 62 after undergoing kidney surgery. Since then, fans have used Twitter to offer their condolences.
After learning that the frontman of the Argentine rock band Los Enanitos Verdes died yesterday, fans have poured out messages of comfort and heartbreak.
Marciano was admitted to the hospital earlier this week for complications from a kidney infection. The singer was placed in intensive care after the operation but later died. Only two weeks had passed since his 62nd birthday.
Marciano, who was born in Argentina in 1960, founded Los Enanitos Verdes in 1979. He formed the rock band Little Green Dwarves with bandmates Felipe Staiti and Daniel Piccolo, which eventually developed into one of the most significant influential Latin rock bands of the 1980s and 1990s.
The band rose to prominence with hits such as Lamento Boliviano, Luz De Dia, and La Murella Verde. Marciano launched a solo career in 1990, releasing two studio albums.
He has since recorded and toured with Los Enanitos Verdes, earning two Grammy nominations for best Latin rock/alternative performance.
Marciano joined the band on their 17-city tour celebrating their 40th anniversary earlier this summer. The time concluded in August.
HIS DEATH IS ANNOUNCED
The band used a simple black ribbon to inform their 182,000 followers of Marciano’s death.
“Rest in peace, legend,” the band captioned the photo in their native language. The post was inundated with messages of surprise and heartbreak over the news. The band also shared a photo of Marciano on stage, captioning it with their shock at the news.
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REACTIONS OF FANS TO THE NEWS
I was 13 the first time I saw Enanitos Verdes. That lead me down a path to where now, I literally give 1 weekend a year almost exclusively to Spanish Rock
RIP Horacio "Marciano" cantero pic.twitter.com/7sA7Giv9v1
— El Tobiyashi (@EseGuey8_WG) September 9, 2022
Fans of the prolific band took to social media after hearing the news to share messages of love and memories of the band he fronted.
One fan spoke of his lifelong admiration for the band and how inspirational Marciano was to them.
DJ Deorro also took to Twitter to express his shock at the news. He told fans he was incredibly saddened because they were planning a collaboration.
Many others shared video clips of Marciano performing during Los Enanitos Verdes’ summer tour.
Latin music lost a legend tonight, Rest In Peace Marciano Cantero of Enanitos Verdes 🙏🏼🎸🐐🔥 pic.twitter.com/6z7DNCJINT
— Mexican Rug Dealer (@DealinRugs) September 9, 2022
Despite the Queen’s death yesterday, fans’ love for Marciano was evident on social media, emphasizing the significance of his music and life to them. He will undoubtedly be missed, particularly in the Latin rock community.
In other news, Enanitos Verdes frontman Marciano Cantero passed away at 62.