Leonardo-Favio-Obituary

Leonardo Favio

Obituary

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Movie director, actor and singer Leonardo Favio, one of Argentina's most important cultural figures, has died. He was 74.

Argentine national film institute spokeswoman Susan Casais says Favio died Monday after suffering from chronic illnesses.

Favio was known for his romantic ballads, helping to establish a genre later filled by many Latin American crooners. He was a film star in the 1950s and 60s, and then fled into exile when Argentina's military dictatorship took over in 1976. Favio returned after democracy was restored and made films celebrating his hero, Gen. Juan Domingo Peron.

Favio's last film, titled "The Good People," celebrates Argentina's bicentennial as well as the current government, which he supported. A viewing was being held Monday night in Argentina's Senate in his honor.

ALMUDENA CALATRAVA, Associated Press


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I loved this man's voice. My mom played his record while she was pregnant with me and when I was a toddler I made her play it over and over. His songs still touch my heart today. Never has there been such romantic words, passion and love in a voice. I just love his music and always will. It doesn't get old and I am playing his music for my own children. He was so special but still lives in his music. I do hope to hear him sing live in heaven one day.

CONDOLENCE AND SYMPATHY EXTENDED TO THE FAVIO FAMILY,MAY YOU BE BLESSED IN KNOWING THAT matt.5:7..HAS REFERENCE TO YOU,"HAPPY ARE THE MERICIFUL,SINCE THEY WILL BE SHOWN MERCY."....~dqg~

Fue el enamorado eterno!! Ahora, disfruta de Paz ,y goza de todo lo maravillioso que el pudomdar con su arte. Cantos no recordamos y nos identical os con el... Marci USA

condolences to the
family for your loss. May the
loving arms of the God of all
comfort embrace you today and for
all days, forever.
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Sentido pésame a las
de la familia por su pérdida. Que
el brazos amorosos de Dios de toda
consolar a abrazarte hoy y para
todos los días, para siempre.
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May the peace of God that excels
all thought comfort you as you look
to our Heavenly Father for...



perdimos un gran artista y persona
me trae grandes recuerdos en mi juventud con su musica tambien su talento como cineasta.

vamos a extranar su desgaradora voz
junto a su gran talento com cineasta,
com director perdimos un genio en el cine latino americano adios y gracias leonardo.

Mi idolo de los 70 y el de mis amigos. te imitamos y te quisimos como uno de los nuestros, siempre esperábamos con ansias que llegara tu nuevo 45 o LP para ir corriendo a adquirirlo. tu y tu música significa tanto para mi que tu partida a dejado un vacío muy profundo en mi corazón. Por siempre vivirás en en el legado de tu bella música.

(2Peter 3:13) But there are new heavens and a new earth that we are awaiting according to his promise, and in these righteousness is to dwell.

Condolences to family and loved ones. May the God of all comfort be with you.