Camilo Sesto Wiki
Camilo Sesto aka Camilo Blanes Cortes was born on September 16, 1964, and from Alcoy (Alicante), Spain. He was popularly known as the Spanish singer, songwriter, music producer and composer of romantic pop and rock ballads in the Latino genre. On September 6, 2019, he passed away at the age of 72 years.
Camilo family shared the news via twitter on Sesto’s official account writing what translated to, “Dear friends, We are very sorry to inform you that our great and dear artist Camilo Sesto has just left us. Rest in peace.” However, the cause of Sesto’s death has not yet been released.
Camilo Sesto Career
In 1977, he released his first English album, Look in the Eye. In 1991, Camilo Sesto released another album, A Voluntad del Cielo, which was popular all over South America. He followed with up more record releases including El Fantasma de la Ópera and Tesoros De Colección, Para el más Grande Amor.
In1960s, he sang in two pop bands the first being Los Dayson, and they traveled to Madrid and won a contest in a Madrid TV show, Salto a la Farma. Afterward, he joined another band, Los Botines. Eventually, he teamed up with singer and producer Juan Pardo, and his career took off. Sesto sold over 175 million albums worldwide.
Then, Camilo played a part in the Spanish filming of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Additionally, he starred in Jaime Azpilicueta’s Spanish version of Jesus Christ Superstar, a performance for which the show’s original writer and composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, claimed was the only product that ever equaled the American version.
As a composer, he wrote songs for artists such as Ángela Carrasco, Miguel Bosé, Lucía Méndez, Charytín Goyco and José José, among others and also produce and translated the lyrics to Spanish, for the Australian band Air Supply. Later, his song My love, What Have You Done to Me?, which hit No. 1 in Billboard magazine in 1991.
As a singer, he also recorded n English, German, Japanese, Catalan, and Portuguese. Camilo is the greatest Spanish singers of all time and also had 18 “Top 40” songs. In 2008, he announced that he was retiring from music and prepared to do a final farewell tour, “Gira del Adios,” and In 2011, he went to Las Vegas to receive the “Highest Hispanic Pride” medal, a ceremony which took place at the Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort. Pablo Castro, president of the Las Vegas International Press Association said the decision to give Sesto the award was unanimously voted by the board’s directors.
Recently, he was gearing up for America tour in 2019 and had scheduled performances throughout October that had Sesto traveling to Miami, New York City, Sugar Land, Texas, Los Angeles, and more.
Camilo Sesto Family
How old was he? was born on September 16, 1964, and from Alcoy (Alicante), Spain and he was 72 years old during his time of death. He is the son of Eliseo Blanes (father) and Joaquina Cortes (mother). He also has a sister named Chelo Blanes.
Camilo Sesto Wife
He was married to his wife Amy Winehouse in 2009 and this couple lived together until her death (2011). Sesto is survived by his only son, Camilo Blanes, who was born on November 24, 1983.
Camilo Sesto Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth of him is $80 Million USD as of 2019. He stands 5 feet 10 inch tall and weighs around 76 KG.