Last Tuesday, December 13, the authorities of San Juan, Puerto Rico, confirmed the death at the age of 64 of Ubaldo “Lalo” Rodríguez, the renowned romantic salsa singer and performer of “Ven devórame otra vez”, one of the movement’s flagship songs, and who, curiously, he refused to sing.
After his death, many of the followers remembered various moments in the singer’s history, who began his career with Eddie Palmieri Y Thomas Olivenciaimportant exponents of salsa who polished the artist, who years later would launch as a soloist.
However, there was a dark moment in the life of the Puerto Rican singer that was remembered by many followers, and it was the alcoholism and other addictions he suffered, for which he was arrested in Florida and for which he divorced in 2022.
THE REQUEST OF THE WIDOW OF LALO RODRIGUEZ
After confirmation of his death, photographs of the 64-year-old singer’s body were released on social networks, and some were even shared by some news portals, which caused the inconvenience of his relatives.
Among these is the singer’s wife, Wanda Torreswho used his Facebook profile to call on other users not to share content related to the singer’s death.
“Please, I ask you with my heart in my hand to stop going through the networks the latest photos of him”, requested the singer’s widow.
Torres, who changed his profile photo to a black ribbon as a sign of mourning, asked for respect for his family, who is going through a very difficult time. “For the mental health of my children, grandchildren and myself. Stop being so morbid”added the woman.
In the same way, he asked that they rescue the positive aspects of the artist, one of the most important in the history of Puerto Rico, and with whom he was married for more than 30 years.
“Remember his musical legacy, his Grammy at just 16 years old at awards that were completely Anglo-Saxon, the first three Lo Nuestro awards, gold and platinum records, to name a few.”, he expressed.
Finally, the partner of the late singer made it clear that, despite the controversies in her life, her departure leaves a great void in her family.
“For you he was your singer, but for us he was papiuelo, papi and husband. He who is free from sin casts the first stone”, he sentenced.
The sensitive request of the singer’s widow was joined by some Puerto Rican media, such as Milly Cangiano, a columnist for “Primera fila” on the “Primera Hora” portal, who criticized the coverage given to the veteran singer’s departure.
“It is the responsibility of news directors to have discretion. With Lalo they threw the ball. A pity that his last hours in front of the screen were like this”, defended the journalist.
According to Cangiano, the singer was a “details person” with his friends and acquaintances, in addition to classifying him as “a glory of Puerto Rico” what “he did not deserve to be seen discovered”.