"Tío Simón" has left us

Thanks for everything Tio Simón
Thanks for everything Tio Simón
Thanks for everything, Tio Simón

The acclaimed Simón Díaz, Venezuela’s foremost folk singer and all around national treasure, passed away this morning, according to this message from his daugther Bettsimar. He was 85.

He will be remembered fondly by Venezuelans of all generations. Musician, actor, TV host, he was simply one of a kind.

On behalf of Caracas Chronicles, our deepest condolences to his family, friends and acquaintances in this time of mourning.

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