After dealing with several chronic conditions for many years, the singer and film director Argentinean Leonardo Favio, 74, died on Monday in Buenos Aires.
The artist was hospitalized for several days due, to his serious health condition, where he died surrounded by his family and friends.
Besides being a successful singer, Favio was one of the most important directors in the history of Argentinean cinema. During his long career he directed a dozen films, including “Crónica de un niño solo”, “Nazareno Cruz y el lobo”, “Gatica”, “El Mono” and “Juan Moreyra”.
Leonardo Favio was born in May 28th, 1938 by the name of Fuad Jorge Jury in the city of Luján de Cuyo in the province of Mendoza. In the sixties, Favio launched his artistic career as a songwriter and composer, achieving great success with the album “Fuiste mía un verano” (1968).
During the last stage of his life, Favio fought to keep working, to remain active in the artistic sphere and not to give up: “If there is one thing that I have is fear of loneliness” he said when he was asked about his health condition.