Dominican Musician Pachy Carrasco Dies at 47

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Pachy Carrasco

Dominican musician, composer and arranger Pachy Carrasco died Tuesday (Jan. 5) at age 47, Premium Latin Music CEO Franklin Romero has confirmed.

Carrasco worked as an arranger for Premium Latin Music projects, including the tropical music soundtracks for the Dominican hit comedies Sanky Panky I and Sanky Panky II, featuring songs performed by Milly Quezada, Elvis Martínez, Eddy Herrera, Toño Rosario y Wason Brazobán and other popular artists.

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Carrasco was the leader of the band Bossa Pop. He was the nephew of the Dominican pop star Angela Carrasco, who gained fame after moving to Spain in the 1970s.

Carrasco’s unexpected death occurred in a Santo Domingo hospital after he suffered a cerebral hemorhage in his home over the New Year’s weekend.