Colombian salsa singer dies at 55

Colombian salsa singer dies at 55

Barranquilla : Colombia | Jul 26, 2011 at 8:08 PM PDT
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A Colombian salsa and tropical music singer and songwriter Joe Arroyo succumbed to hypertension and fluid in his lungs. He was 55.

Arroyo, considered one of the greatest interpreters of Caribbean music, died at a hospital in Barranquilla, where he was being treated.

Joe Arroyo left behind the stage many times due to his health problems.

On more than one occasion, he was thought dead because of his abrupt absences from media attention.

Joe Arroyo had to go through surgery because of problems with his eyes.

He was once in a coma for 3 months due to his drug abuse. After recovering from the coma he wrote the song "A Mi Dios Todo Le Debo."

Jeffrey Neri is based in Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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