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Il Divo's Carlos Marin has died aged 53 of covid

Vaccinated singer was admitted to hospital in the UK

Source: Daily Mail

Tributes have poured in for Il Divo star Carlos Marin who has died in hospital in Manchester following a battle with coronavirus, despite being vaccinated.

The group last performed in Cyprus in July 2019.

The singer was vaccinated against Covid in Mexico earlier this year, it has been revealed, after the Spanish singer passed away at the weekend following a Covid infection.

The 53-year-old fell ill while touring the UK on December 7, with his agent telling Spanish news program Corazon last night that he then tested positive for the virus despite being immunized.

He was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary last week before being placed in an induced coma and hooked up to breathing machines after his oxygen supply was 'compromised'. It is not clear exactly when that happened.

Carlos later died, with bandmates Urs Buhler, David Miller, and Sebastien Izambard confirming the news on Twitter Sunday, saying: 'There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos'.

Simon Cowell, who put Il Divo together in 2003 after a worldwide talent search, also led tributes - writing on Instagram: 'I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now.

'Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you.'

It is not clear when exactly Carlos was last vaccinated, how many doses he was given, or what jab he received.

More than half of the 205million shots given out by Mexico have been AstraZeneca or Pfizer, but significant minorities have been given Russian and Chinese shots.

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