Gustavo Cerati passed away, after spending four years in a coma
Leading figures from Argentina's rock and wider musical scene have registered their sadness at the news that ex-Soda Stereo frontman Gustavo Cerati passed away, after spending four years in a coma.
"There is one more star in the sky. We will remember you forever with intense love and gratitude, dear Gustavo," Andrés Calamaro lamented on his Twitter account after learning of Cerati's passing today.
Former Soda member Zeta Bosio also paid his respects, confirming the news and affirming that the musician was a "lion".
"Sadly it is true, the Lion has stopped fighting. What a sad day. Thank you for all you gave us, a one-off genius, thank you for being in my life. So long," Bosio wrote on the social network.
Pedro Aznar, meanwhile, used Facebook to send his own tribute to the late rocker.
"Dear Gustavo, I embrace you in the light and I thank life for having had you with us. Your music and your presence are the joy that transcends time. Let your soul rest and keep vibrating as loud as possible. All my love, respect and admiration," the ex-Seru Giran member said.
And ex-GIT drummer Willy Iturri left a short message for Cerati expressing his own grief: "How it hurts, the confirmation that I will not be seeing you for a while (God would say). How selfish of me. I am going to miss you, dear Gustavo."