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The 'tenor of the balconies' who sang to his neighbors in Almagro at the beginning of the quarantine died of coronavirus

2021-05-18T03:13:02.994Z

Julio Irigoyen's recitals had become an evening ritual. He sang from the Ave Maria to the Hymn. Emotional farewell.



05/16/2021 3:59 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 05/16/2021 3:59 PM

The singer

Julio Irigoyen

, who at the beginning of his quarantine sang from his balcony in Almagro and was known as

"the tenor of the balconies"

, died after catching the coronavirus.

His neighbors, who enjoyed his voice for many afternoons, approached the building in which he lived and said goodbye to him with an

emotional applause

.

Irigoyen had become a symbol of quarantine, since he decided to

accompany and entertain

people who lived near his home during the first months of strict isolation last year with his voice.

From that moment on, he was interviewed by various media for his "mini-recitals" from his balcony.

A ritual he repeated t

Odos day at 18

.

Julio Irigoyen died, the tenor who during the beginning of his quarantine went out to his balcony to sing to his neighbors.

Photo: Julio Irigoyen's Facebook

Neighbors began filming it and Irigoyen went viral;

his repertoire ranged from the "Ave Maria" to the national anthem.

In recent times, Julio had begun to give virtual recitals, which he transmitted through his social networks.

Both he and his entire family contracted coronavirus and the tenor died due to complications derived from the disease.

Upon hearing the news through a statement, the residents of the area approached the building to applaud in tribute to Irigoyen.

Julio Irigoyen died, the tenor who during the beginning of his quarantine went out to his balcony to sing to his neighbors.

Photo: Julio Irigoyen's Facebook

Upon listening to them, the tenor's wife and children came out onto the balcony and, moved,

thanked

a man who provided warmth with his voice in the hardest times of isolation

for the recognition

.

Very sad news.

The Covid took Julio Irigoyen, the tenor who moved us in the last parties of the @UPERBOX Firpo Awards and who with his prodigious voice, in full confinement due to the pandemic, sang for neighbors from his balcony.

Peace to his soul😢 pic.twitter.com/tLbY0bM2Ji

- Marcelo Gonzalez (@ marcegon318) May 15, 2021

With information from Télam

DD

Source: clarin

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