BUENOS AIRES — The remains of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral, killed in an ambush in the Guatemalan capital over the weekend, will be cremated in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, said his former manager Pablo Perez Iglesias.
Iglesias said on Monday that Cabral's remains would be cremated and said no wake would be held, according to the singer's last wishes.
Cabral had been married for seven months to Silvia Pousa, a Venezuelan psychologist who had been his partner for the last ten or so years, said the spokesman, who was reached in Cabral's hometown of La Plata, some 400 kilometers (240 miles) south of Buenos Aires.
Cabral, who was born in La Plata, in Buenos Aires province, became a star as part of the 1970s protest music movement.
A global nomad who said he was deeply inspired by the US poet Walt Whitman, his music was largely about peace, love and everyday pleasures and pain.
Cabral's songs, which include the 1970s hit "I'm not from here, nor am I from there," are frequently performed by other well-known Spanish-language singers like Julio Iglesias, Juan Luis Guerra and Joan Manuel Serrat.
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