The Latin Recording Academy® Statement Re: Lucho Gatica

November 14, 2018 -- 9:00 am PST

The Latin Recording Academy profusely laments the passing of legendary bolero singer, songwriter, actor, and 2007 Latin Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Lucho Gatica. With a career that spanned more than 70 years, Gatica touched the lives of countless audiences around the world with his lyrically intense and emotionally captivating music. His contributions, which changed the way bolero music was interpreted and constructed, not only in his native Chile but across Ibero-America, enriched and enhanced the genre. Our sincerest condolences to his family, friends, and fans— his legacy will not soon be forgotten. 

Gabriel Abaroa Jr.
Latin Recording Academy