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Colombian Artist/Model Andres Cuervo: Dead At 40

Andrés Cuervo, the Colombian artist behind the hit single “La Receta,” died last week in Paris.

According to a statement by his publicity agency JAQUE,, headquartered in Colombia, the 40-year-old singer died of a heart attack on Wednesday (Oct. 5) in his apartment in Paris, where he had been living. It was only several weeks prior that the singer/model participated in New York Fashion Week, where he walked the runway for fashion designer H.cubel. “Closing the runway and representing Colombia with great pride ,” he captioned a carousel of photos he posted on Instagram. 

Born in Barranquilla in 1982, Cuervo began singing at a very young age. Influenced by pop and rock music, Cuervo demonstrated a knack for songwriting, and at 20 years old, he released his first studio album, Tras De Ti (2008), which put him on the map in his native Colombia and throughout Latin America. With Este Soy Yo, released five years later, Andres had a breakthrough hit in Mexico and other countries and his latest and last album, Historias de Amor (2015), was packed with pop-rock ballads.

Cuervo’s first #1 Billboard charter was “La Receta,” that topped the Tropical Airplay chart in 2015 and his second entry on the Tropical Airplay list was “Vivirla Bien” with Osmani García, which peaked at #15 in 2018. He also collaborated with Colombian pop star Fanny Lú on his single “No Pidamos Perdón” and he had released songs such as “Creo En Ti” and “My Sexy Girl.”

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Author: Al Denté

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