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Mexican singer Chavela Vargas dies at 93

Published on Aug 6, 2012 8:01 AM
 
In this April 21, 2009 file photo, singer Chavela Vargas acknowledges the audience during a ceremony in her honor in Mexico City. Iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, known for her mastery of the sad and sultry bolero, died on Sunday. She was 93. -- PHOTO: AFP

CUERNAVACA, Mexico (AFP) - Iconic Mexican singer Chavela Vargas, known for her mastery of the sad and sultry bolero, died on Sunday. She was 93.

"Here ends my story that started from nothing," read one message that appeared on the Costa Rica-born star's Twitter account moments after her death at a hospital in the southern Mexican city of Cuernavaca.

"At around one in the afternoon, a few minutes ago, Chavela died. She went peacefully and did not complain," said the artist's close friend Maria Cortina, outside the hospital.

"Silence, silence: After today, bitterness will again be bitter," read another message on her Twitter account.

 
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