Death of El Fary

August 20, 1937 - June 19, 2007
Madrid, Spain | Age 69

Spanish singer dies of cancer at 69
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Spanish singer Jose Luis Cantero, better known as El Fary, died Tuesday, the Culture Ministry said. He was 69.

Born in the district of Madrid's Las Ventas bullring, El Fary was one of Spain's best known singers of the flamenco-style genre known as Spanish Song. He died at home after suffering for more than a year from lung cancer.

"We've lost a popular person as well as an artist," Culture Minister Carmen Calvo said. "It's sad, both in human and artistic terms."

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