Gustavo ‘El Loco’ Quintero, Colombian music legend dies at 76

Gustavo “El Loco” Quintero, who is known for his hit track “Carita del Angel” among others, has died. His last performance was at a concert held in Medellin where he sang most of his popular songs on 10 December.

According to a report from, the tropical music icon died at the age of 76 after suffering health problems.

The Colombian singer-songwriter started his music career with a music group named “The Teen Agers”. He later became a lead singer of “Los Hispanos” and shortly left the group to form “Los Graduados”.

His melodious voice is said to be associated with the holiday season in Columbia, having sang more than a generation in the South American country.

Gobernación de Antioquia entregó reconocimiento póstumo a Gustavo 'El Loco' Quintero

“La Cinta Verde,” “Asi Empezaron Papa y Mama,” “El Aguardientosky,” “La Pelea del Siglo,” and “Crita del Angel” are some of his most popular songs.

Quintero was also known as LOKO”, a nickname he earned for his stage antics.

He died at the Las Americas Clinic in Medellin, the third largest city in Columbia.

Details of his health problem was not made public.

“El Loco” performed on international stages through the decades he spent in the music scene.

He traveled for concerts in Argentina, Britain, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Holland, Peru, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain and more.

23 December would have been his 77th birthday.