How did Carlos Marin die? Fans mourn Il Divo star's death, say '53 is too young'

Carlos Marin starred in multiple stage productions, including Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and Peter Pan


                            How did Carlos Marin die? Fans mourn Il Divo star's death, say '53 is too young'
Carlos Marin, who was born in Germany, was later raised in Madrid after his family relocated when he was 12 (Il Divo/Twitter)
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Il DIVO star Carlos Marin has died aged 53 from Covid-19  in a Manchester hospital. On December 7, the Spanish singer singer fell ill and was placed in a coma. The singer had not been feeling well for a week while he was on a tour in English, before being hospitalized.

Taking to Twitter, Il Divo wrote, "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." "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," the post continued.

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Marin, who was born in Germany, was later raised in Madrid after his family relocated when he was 12 years old. He starred in multiple stage productions, including Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, and Peter Pan. Marin joined Il Divo in 2003 after Simon Cowell discovered him. As part of the successful partnership, the group released as many as ten studio albums, which have sold more than 30 million units.

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Following his death, Simon Cowell wrote on Twitter, "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."

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What is social media saying?

Marin's death prompted an outpour of grief and tributes on social media. "RIP Carlos Marin. Condolences to his family. Whether, he was vaccinated or not and whether there we’re underlying health issues, is irrelevant right now. 53 is too young," one user wrote. "Shocking! Carlos Marin Superstar of IL Divo passed away from COVID, ironically we were performing together in Wuhan where this murederous monster virus was manufactured. RIP Carlos... he was only 53," wrote another.

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"Just over two weeks ago I was blessed to see this wonderful man and his friends sing. Every day really is so very precious. May you walk with the Angels," one user wrote, while another said, "Wow! Just on the news in Spain. Carlos Marin from the group Il Divo has died aged 53 from Coronavirus in a Manchester hospital. Such a great voice. Very sad." One user wrote, "Shocked and horrified to hear Carlos Marin has died of Covid after travelling to the UK from his home in Madrid. I only became a writer with his encouragement. I learned to be brave enough to escape my marriage because of him. He read my first book, he himself my muse. Jesus God".

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