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‘Devastated’ Simon Cowell breaks silence to pay tribute to Il Divo’s Carlos Marín

Simon Cowell, who formed the music group Il Divo in 2003, took to social media to pen an emotional tribute to Carlos Marín

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Simon Cowell has admitted he is ‘devastated’ as he paid an emotional tribute to Il Divo’s Carlos Marín following his tragic death.

Over the weekend the band confirmed over social media that Carlos had died at the age of 53 following a battle with Covid.

The Spanish singer was put in a coma and intubated after testing positive for the virus on December 7.

Following the heartbreaking news of Carlos’ death, music mogul Simon, who formed Il Dvo in 2003, took to Twitter to remember the star.

“I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now,” Simon posted.

“I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life.

“He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you.”






Simon took to Twitter to pay tribute

Carlos’ death was confirmed on social media on Sunday night.

Il Divo’s page wrote: “It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away.

“He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.

“For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend.

“We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love — David, Sebastien and Urs.”

According to news site El Espanol, Carlos was first admitted to the hospital on December 8.







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Simon formed the group in 2003

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Carlos was reportedly intubated when he was rushed to hospital in Manchester.

The singer, who lived in both Madrid and Mexico, was due to perform with his ex-wife Geraldine Larrosa on New Year’s Eve on Spanish state TV.

The programme reported last Thursday: “We have spoken to Carlos’ agent who has confirmed to us that he has been in hospital in Manchester with coronavirus for a week.







David Miller, Carlos Marin, Urs Buhler and Sebastien Izambard of Il Divo perform at the The Palms Casino Resort in March 2019
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“He has told us that he began to feel unwell on December 7 and found out he had Covid after taking a test.

“Every day the singer himself had been telling him how he felt and the last time they spoke Carlos told him he felt worse.”

They went on to say that the singer was transferred to intensive care. His agent told the programme that Carlos had received his Covid jabs in Mexico.

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