Eddie Perez


SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the founding members of the renowned salsa band El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico has died.

A daughter of Eddie Perez said he died Friday at a Puerto Rico hospital from a blood infection following a foot amputation.

Mariel Perez said her father made his debut at age 13 and had played the saxophone for more than 60 years. She did not provide his age, and calls to the band's office went unanswered.

Perez was nicknamed "The Bullet" and was known for always shaking his left shoulder before playing.

He was one of the only two remaining original members of the band, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.

El Gran Combo has released more than 40 albums and won a Grammy in 2003 for Best Tropical Album.

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Que descanse en Paz Eddie !,,Que Dios te tenga en su santa Gloria. Mis condolences a la fam Perez..THe grand combo makes the best salsa ever.Rest in peace!!

You and your music will be missed. May God remember him. Malachi3:16

A Legion has passed. He will be missed.

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Nuestro más sentido pésame a la familia Perez. Eddie, gracias por tu contribución musical y tu estilo distintivo dentro y fuera de la música. Siempre te recordaremos con mucho cariño!

Eddie, you are the best musician of the Gran Combo of Puerto Rico. I know you are with god joined with the rest of the greats latino musician.

God bless you!

que descanses en Paz y que viva la Salsa.....Prayers to the familia and friends...Loving the Gran Combo forever!!!