Songwriter and performer whose compositions were covered by Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley tested positive for coronavirus earlier this month

Armando Manzanero, one of Mexico’s most revered songwriters and musical performers, has died aged 85 from Covid-19. He tested positive for the disease on 17 December and was intubated on 22 December.

The Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM), of which Manzanero was president, announced his death, saying: “The romantic soul of Mexico and the world is in mourning.”

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