Daro Gómez, a singer, died on July 26 at the age of 71. The Clinica Las Americas made the announcement. Colombia’s Ministry of Culture offered him honor, writing,
“We lament the death of Daro Gómez, the ‘Rey Del Despecho.’ Popular music singer and songwriter from Colombia. We shall never forget his interpretations and lyrics, which have accompanied Colombians for generations.”
Colombian President Iván Duque expressed “solidarity to his family and friends, and we give them our brotherly embrace” after the death of the singer-songwriter, whom he described as “one of the best exponents of Colombian popular music.” His funeral arrangements are still being finalized.
Daro Gómez Death
Daro Gómez collapsed at home and was taken to the Clinica Las Americas. He did not, however, exhibit any vital signs. The physicians performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to rescue him, but he finally died. According to the clinic’s statement,
“The patient was received without vital signs and transported to the resuscitation department, where advanced cardiac resuscitation operations were unsuccessfully conducted.”
More information is still pending, and it is uncertain whether Gómez had any other health difficulties in the past.
All About Daro Gómez
Daro de Jess Gómez Zapata was born in San Jerónimo on February 6, 1951. He sold over six million CDs in his own country and overseas, earning him the title of El Rey del Despecho for his performance of Nadie is eterno (Nobody is eternal) (The king of spite). He wrote songs such as La Oveja Negra (the black sheep), El Hijo del Amor (the son of love), Corazon Resentido (the resentful heart), and others.
Gómez began composing poetry at the age of 14 while working as a mechanic and farmer. He then revealed his musical production and joined the record label Codiscos. In 1977, he was appointed creative director of the firm. His notes’ key features were the themes of December, the picaresque tone, vallenatos, and dancing. He joined Los LegenDaros with his brother Heriberto Gómez. Angel perdido (Lost Angel), inspired by the death of his sister Rosangela, was his first success.
Gómez made his solo debut in 1985 and rose to prominence with his performance of Decidelo (Decide it). He then published his first album, Asi se le canta al despecho (So it is sung to spite). In May 2015, he released a video for me voy a casar (I’m going to married), followed by a remix of No Hay Razon Para Odiarte (There’s no cause to hate you) with Yelsid and Andy Rivera.
Throughout his career, he garnered several honors, including the Ascap award for writing Nobody is eternal and the Golden Pentagram. He first appeared on television in 2007, and in 2009 he was included in a commercial for Telefonica Telecom Colombia.
Twitter users pay tribute
Daro Gómez rose to prominence as a songwriter and composer in the Colombian music business and beyond. When the singer’s death was confirmed, Twitter was inundated with tributes.
El rey, el papá de los pollitos, el cantante más importante de la música popular en Colombia.
DARÍO GÓMEZ ZAPATA.
MAESTRO DE MAESTROS.
— Santiago Rendón (@santorendon) July 27, 2022
🎶Nadie es eterno en el mundo🎶
La cantidad de guaros que me tomé cantando sus canciones.
Buen Viaje Darío Gómez
— Santiago Alarcón U (@Santialarconu) July 27, 2022
Jhonny Rivera, a Colombian popular music singer with whom Gomez collaborated for the video of me voy a casar, tweeted that he was saddened to learn of the death of “our King of Spite #DarioGomez, a benchmark for popular music, a great friend and a source of inspiration in my career, peace In his grave, his legacy will remain forever.”