The legendary Cuban Singer and Songwriter, Pablo Milanes, popularly known as Pablito died on Monday Night reported by his relatives. Pablo in his more than five decades of career span has recorded dozens of hit albums including “Yolanda,” “Yo Me Quedo” and “Amo Esta Isla”. Our heartful condolence is with his family, friends and relatives. May his soul rest in Peace. He as a person will surely be missed and remembered for his contribution to the Music Industry.
Reason for the Cause of Death
The legendary singer was suffering from blood cancer. He was hospitalized in November and has cancelled all his concerts. He was undergoing treatment for cancer in Madrid, Spain.
The singer’s death was confirmed on his official Facebook in a statement written in Spanish translated here into English-
“With great pain and sadness, we regret to report that Maestro Pablo Milanés has passed away, We deeply appreciate all the shows of love and support, to all his family and friends, in this very difficult time. May he rest in the love and peace he always transcended. He will remain forever in our memory.”
On Monday Night Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz tweeted-
“The culture in Cuba is in mourning for the death of Pablo Milanes,”
Pablo Milanes Early Life, Education And Career
Pablo Milanes, the Cuban singer, songwriter and guitar player was born on February 24, 1943, in Bayamo Oriente, Cuba. Pablo at the early age of seven moved from Bayamo to Havana, where he studied in the Conservatorio Municipal de La Habana, one of the most prestigious music schools in the country at that time. He was married to a Spanish girl. Together they have two children. Pablo with his family is living in Vigo, Spain. In 2014 he had a kidney transplant donated by his wife.
In 1956 he did his first public performance and by the age of 15, he was associated with the “filin” musicians. His first recording”Versos sencillos de José Martí” in1973 was not issued untill1976, till then he had issued more than 40 solo records and many more collaborations with other artists.
Pablo supported the 1959 Cuban Revolution. In 1967 he was sent to jail as he escaped to Havana to condemn the injustice of the labour camp. He was the co-founder of the Cuban Nueva Trova along with Silvio Rodreguez and Noel Nicola. Nueva Trova highlights the social problems with musical storytelling. He as a cultural ambassador for Fidel Castro’s revolution toured all over the world.
Awards and recognition
Milanes for his albums “Como un Campo de Maiz” (Like a Cornfield) and AM/PM, Lineas Paralelas” (AM/PM, Parallel lines) won two Latin Grammys for best singer-songwriter and best traditional tropical album. he in his more than five decades career span also won numerous Cuban honours including the Alejo Carpentier medal in 1982 and the National Music Prize in 2005, and the 2007 Haydee Santamaria medal for his contribution to Latin American Culture.
Net Worth of the Cuban Singer
Based on the sources available Pablo Milanes’s Net worth is around $ USD 6 Mil, brought down from his career as a singer, songwriter, guitar player and Poet.