June 19, 2013
Gustavo Cerati turns 52, remains in coma
Singer-songwriter Gustavo Cerati turns 52 today and remains in a coma, following a stroke he had in Venezuela in May 2010, as he was touring Latin America.
The former Soda Stereo frontman, one of the most influential and successful Argentine musicians of all time, remains in a stable condition, but never once regained consciousness.
Cerati spearheaded the Latin rock during the eighties with monster hits such as Persiana Americana and La ciudad de la furia. Soda Stereo’s style of music, combining Cerati’s superb guitar skills and sophisticated lyrics remains immensely popular 30 years after the band started playing.
Cerati and bandmates Charly Albertin(drums) and Zeta Bosio (bass) parted ways in 1997 with a historic concert at River Plate stadium, only to reunite for a special tour 10 years later, which proved to be highly successful
Cerati released five single albums between 1992 and 2006, spawning several hits including Puente, Crimen and La excepción.