Fans worldwide mourn death of singer seen as the Colombian Freddie Mercury
Elkin Ramírez, known as Colombia’s “rock titan,” died Sunday (Jan. 29) in Medellín. Ramírez, the leader of pioneering Colombian metal band Kraken, was 54 years old.
Colombian newspapers El Tiempo and El Espectador both carried news of the rocker’s death on their websites’ homepages. Juanes was among the fans who mourned Ramírez on Twitter, where Ramírez's death was a worldwide trending topic. Juanes quoted from a favorite Kraken song called “Muere Libre” (“Die Free”).