Diego Verdaguer, 70, Died From COVID-19 Complications

Diego Verdaguer, an Argentine singer, died of COVID-19. 70.
Verdaguer died Thursday in a 

Los Angeles hospital, a rep told PEOPLE. His family announced his death

 on Instagram and Twitter on Friday."Our beloved Diego left his body today to continue

 his journey and creativity in another form of eternal life," the message reads

, per Billboard. "His entire family is in pain, so please understand our request."

Verdaguer was hospitalised in December after being diagnosed with COVID-19. 

According to Agencia EFE, he died from disease complications.Verdaguer was born in 1951 in Buenos Aires. 

His first single, "Lejos del Amor," came out when he was 17. Verdaguer moved to Mexico in 1980 and held dual 

citizenship.Mexicano Hasta Las Pampas 2 was released in 2014."