Latin Rock Star Gustavo Cerati Dies at 55

By Candice Naranjo

Thu Sep 4th, 2014 11:07am America/Los_Angeles

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati died on Thursday, four years after a stroke put him in a coma, his family said in a statement.

The 55-year old was the former lead singer of the Argentine rock band Soda Stereo, which was one of the most influential groups in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s.

Soda Stereo broke up in 1997 after 15 years, but Cerati continued a successful solo career until he suffered a stroke following a 2010 performance in Venezuela.

Cerati won several accolades, including the Latin Grammy and the MTV during a successful career that spanned over three decades.

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