Enrique Morente in Memoriam


Enrique Morente, one of Spain’s top flamenco singers, died yesterday in Madrid, he was 67. La Luz Hospital said Morente died on Monday but did not specify the cause. The hospital said in a statement that Morente underwent surgery Dec. 4 and again two days later following complications. Admired for his constant efforts to modernize and innovate flamenco, Morente was the first flamenco artist to receive the Culture Ministry’s National Music Award, in 1994. He was married to dancer Aurora Carbonell. They had three daughters, one of them the popular flamenco singer Estrella Morente. Descanse en Paz, Maestro.

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