Gustavo Cerati, the Argentinian songwriter who gave generations of Latin Americans rock anthems in their own language, died on Thursday in Buenos Aires after a prolonged illness.
The rock star's family announced his death with a post on the singer's official Facebook page.
Cerati was most famous for his work with Soda Stereo, one of the first Spanish-language rock bands to achieve massive international success.
Active from 1982 to 1997, the band began by imitating English-language outfits such as The Cure, but eventually developed a distinctive voice that incorporated elements of traditional Latin American music.
From Argentina to Mexico, we'll miss you, Cerati!
Nicolás Medina Mora is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.