Soda Stereo Keyboardist Daniel Sais Dead at 55
Best known for recording and performing with Soda Stereo, Sais had a long career as a musician, producer and educator.
Argentine keyboardist and producer Daniel Sais, who was well known for recording and performing with the band Soda Stereo, has died. He was 55 years old.
Sais, who had lived for many years in Ecuador, died Monday (July 2) in Quito. The cause was gallbladder cancer, according to Ecuadorian media reports.
Soda Stereo drummer Charly Alberti announced the loss of his “dear friend and road companion” on Instagram. Sais toured through Latin America with Soda Stereo three times, starting in 1987. He recorded on the albums Ruido Blanco and Doble Vida and the EP Languis. He also accompanied the band on the Ecuadorian leg of its comeback tour in 2007.
In 2016, after the 2014 death of Soda Stereo frontman Gustavo Cerati, Sais formed a touring tribute show, Soda Eterno, honoring the legendary Argentine rock band.
Over a career that began when he was 18, Sais played keyboards with numerous artists, composed music for television and advertising, and worked as a sound man on many films. He held posts as a professor of sound design and digital audio at universities in Ecuador and founded a music school called El Rockservatorio.