MADRID — One of Spain’s top flamenco singers, Enrique Morente, has died. He was 67.
Madrid’s La Luz Hospital said Mr. Morente died yesterday but did not specify the cause.
The singer’s family said earlier yesterday that Mr. Morente was brain dead after slipping into a coma last week.
Admired for his constant efforts to modernize and innovate flamenco, Mr. Morente was the first flamenco artist to receive the Culture Ministry’s National Music Award, in 1994.
He was married to dancer Aurora Carbonell. They had three daughters, one of them the immensely popular flamenco singer Estrella Morente.