Dead Los Enanitos Verdes: It rains tributes to Marciano Cantero, vocalist and bassist
Marciano Cantero, singer and bassist for the prolific Argentine rock band known as Los Enanitos Verdes, passed away on Thursday, September 8, just fourteen days after his 62nd birthday on August 25. Marciano Cantero, real name Horacio Eduardo Cantero Hernández, was in serious condition after undergoing a medical procedure for a kidney infection on September 5, according to El Tiempo, which also revealed that the artist had one of his kidneys and a part of the spleen . Retired at the Cuyo Center in his hometown of Mendoza, Argentina.
News of his passing was confirmed on Enanitos Verdes’ official Instagram account, which essentially shared a black tie as a public display of misery. A couple of hours earlier, the rock band’s official account posted a photo of Marciano Cantero with a caption that reads, Today and always with you, Marciano, along with praying hands emoticons. Marciano Cantero, together with Felipe Staiti (guitar) and Daniel Piccolo (drums), formed Los Enanitos Verdes in 1979 and became one of the best Latin rock bands of the 80s and 90s thanks to eternal hits, for example, ‘ Lamento Boliviano’ ‘Luz De Día’ and ‘La Muralla Verde’.
Marciano Cantero, leader of Los Enanitos Verdes, dies at 62
It’s a miserable day for rockers. On September 8, Horacio Eduardo Marciano Cantero, one of the benchmarks of Argentine rock, the bassist and singer of Enanitos Verdes, passed away. He was 62 years old. According to Clarín, he underwent emergency surgery last week, where his kidney and part of his spleen were removed. According to the source, the first medical reports indicate that he had some complications with the remaining kidney. Unfortunately he could not overcome the problems, his son Javier Cantero told the press. I want to personally thank each one of the fans, each one of the companions throughout the day to day, the family, and each one of the prayers and support that we have received in these days. He went on to express his gratitude to the center in Cantero’s former hometown of Mendoza, Argentina, whose staff cared for his father in his final days.
As miserable as I am, I look at the 30 years I was able to enjoy with him. That I consistently had the option to enjoy myself with him was a gift, he allegedly said. I also can’t help but rejoice for the extraordinary man he was and for all the love that was returned to him today. I want him to be remembered not only as the musician, vocalist and artist that he was, but also as a great person and my dearest partner in the world. Fans around the world are offering their thanks to the legend who was essential to one of the most famous rock bands in Latin America. Enanitos Verdes is apparently one of the most important Spanish stone groups in Argentina since they were formed in 1979. Throughout their musical career, the trio established themselves as symbols with their exemplary hits such as Lamento Boliviano, Luz De Día and La Green Wall, to give some examples.
I was 13 years old the first time I saw Green Dwarfs. That led me down a path where I now literally dedicate 1 weekend a year almost exclusively to Spanish rock.
RIP Horacio “Marciano” stonemason pic.twitter.com/7sA7Giv9v1
– The Tobiyashi (@EseGuey8_WG) September 9, 2022
“As a kid I wanted to be a soccer player. My dad represented Argentino de Mendoza in AFA and I always went to the field. It couldn’t be, but there is music in a goal, and in music each melody that is born is like the play that ends in goal”.
Marciano Cantero, leader of the Green Dwarfs
— VarskySports (@VarskySports) September 9, 2022
Rest in Peace Marciano Cantero 🙏🏽
The most impressive step today. 😓 #Enanitos Verdes #RIP pic.twitter.com/5LGDxUEDt3
– The real Pepé Le Pew (@LeVraiPepeLePew) September 9, 2022