Singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute died this Saturday at the age of 76, as confirmed by Europa Press sources from the General Society of Authors and Editors of Spain. The artist has been one of the main references of the author song in Spain. In addition to being a musician, Aute was a film director, actor, sculptor, writer, painter, and poet.
The singer-songwriter and poet, the voice of several generations, had long been away from public life and the stage, after suffering a serious heart attack in 2016, which kept him in a coma for two months. After several stays in hospitals, including a Cuban one, Aute remained at home, cared for by his family.
As he recalled ABC, already in 2018, the world of music paid him a heartfelt tribute in the form of a concert, in which essential figures such as Silvio Rodríguez, Joaquín Sabina, Joan Manuel Serrat, Ana Belén, Massiel, Víctor Manuel, Dani Martín, Pedro Guerra participated , José Mercé, Rozalén, Vicente Feliú, Rosa León, Andrés Suárez, Ismael Serrano or Jorge Drexler.
In his long and prolific career, Aute released 19 studio albums and 17 poetry books. He was also a figure in the cinema, collaborating on 19 shorts and feature films as a composer, screenwriter or director. And in the world of painting, he left his mark on thirty exhibitions.
The country he remembered him as “the most emotional voice in the Spain of the Transition, a fundamental fabulator who, in himself, was a fable: because the painter who never imagined himself as a musician ended up being one of the most recognized and recognizable singer-songwriters in music Spanish popular, a symbol of sentimental confessions.