Bachata singer Yoskar Sarante died Monday at age 48 in Florida, United States, because of pulmonary fibrosis, as confirmed by his family and manager Martín Alcántara. The Dominican artist, also known as El Prabu, achieved great popularity in several Latin American countries for his dance, romantic and bitter songs, which are inscribed in the original genre of his native Dominican Republic, bachata.
He began, however, singing merengue in the squares and streets of his country until he switched to bachata and became one of the most popular singers of this genre in the Dominican Republic. Songs like I do not have luck in love, Cry my soul. My great night, Guitar. Do not stop or A necessary evil They were very successful among bachata fans.
Hours before the death of the artist, who had strong religious beliefs, his son Darling Sarante posted a message on his father’s Instagram account asking for prayers for his recovery. In the text he said that his father had been successful twice when the doctors had practically evicted him.
“Normally, I do not use social networks for this. But we are going through a very difficult and painful time as a family. My daddy is in a very delicate state of health, where his life expectancy is very short (according to the doctors). The Lord has done his work twice and even the doctors have sent us practically to prepare a funeral. God has raised him up and this time He will not be the exception. I only ask you, whether you like your music or not, a second of your time to create a prayer chain and pray for your life. Thank you very much, “says the text.
The New Yorker Prince Royce, singer of Latin pop and bachata, posted on his Twitter: “Sad with the news of the death of Yoskar Sarante … one of the great exponents of bachata. Rest in peace. His music and legacy will live forever. My condolences to your family. ”