Body of flamenco legend Paco de Lucia flown home to Spain
CANCUN, Mexico (AFP) - The body of flamenco guitar virtuoso Paco de Lucia was flown home to Spain on Thursday, two days after the 66-year-old musician died of a heart attack in Mexico.
Born Francisco Sanchez Gomez, the guitarist died of a heart attack on Tuesday after feeling unwell while playing football on a beach with his eight-year-old son near the Caribbean resort of Playa del Carmen.
He was repatriated on a flight to Madrid, accompanied by his wife and two children, and is expected to arrive there on Friday after a layover in New York, the Spanish consul in Cancun told Agence France-Presse.
De Lucia has a home in Mexico's Mayan Riviera, where he spent much of his time in the past few years.