The government set a national mourning for this Thursday, November 15, because of the death of Chilean singer Lucho Gatica, which took place on Tuesday afternoon in Mexico.
Known as "Raja Bolero", the translator died of his advanced age (90 years), causing a wave of reaction and condolences in various countries, especially Latin America.
This step was announced by President Sebastián Piñera, who through his Twitter account described Gatica as "an exceptional Chilean musician, recognized throughout the world for his talent and often decorated for his reward. My prayers and condolences were more sincere to your family and friends "
Interior Minister Andrés Chadwick also said that the singer "filled us with emotion and pride with his music throughout the world. He and will become our country's ambassador."
Meanwhile, Minister of Culture, Consuelo Valdés, said that in 2012 Gatica accepted Pablo Neruda's Merit Artistic Cultural Order: "With his enormous talent he conquered various major stages of the world, leaving an indelible mark on the music genre", said through networking same social.
The government's announcement adds to the three-day duel set in Rancagua, the singer's birthplace, where Mayor Eduardo Soto stressed that he "proudly took the name of cities throughout the world."
On August 11, when he was 90 years old, Rancagua paid homage to the musician by inaugurating a bronze statue in the city theater, an act also paid for by his brother, Arturo.