HAVANA TIMES — Cuban singer/songwriter Santiago Feliu, 51, died suddenly this morning in Havana, sources close to his family to Radio Rebelde.
According to relatives, Feliu suffered a severe pain in the chest and died of a heart attack before he could reach the hospital, noted dpa news.
“It’s Santiago, the youngest, who a heart attack took away an hour ago,” wrote fellow musician Silvio Rodríguez on his blog Second Date .
Feliu was born in Havana on March 29, 1962. He belonged to the second generation of the movement known as Nueva Trova, with singers including Gerardo Alfonso, Frank Delgado and Carlos Varela.
Author of songs like “For Barbara” and “Without Julieta”, he recorded 11 albums, the last one entitled “Oh Life”, came out in 2010.
The musician was scheduled to perform Saturday at the new cultural project in Havana called the Cuban Art Factory, promoted by singer Alfonso X, which aims to provide a space for new creations.