Romeo Santos, Don Omar & more artists have taken to social media to mourn Sarante.
Dominican singer Yoskar Sarante died Monday in Orlando, Fla., due to a lung problem. He was 48. The news was confirmed by J&N Records President Juan Hidalgo and Vice President Nelson Estevez, both of whom worked with the artist for many years.
"We were great friends, almost like brothers," Hidalgo said in an official press statement. "We lived many experiences together. There are many happy memories with him. He was a good person and we are very sorry for his loss."
Estevez added: "Dominican music is in mourning because it has lost one of the best bachateros. Yoskar imposed a style in the '90s bachata that was the propeller of the change of this genre. We must also highlight the work of his music producer Martinez de León, who worked with him from the beginning, his manager Rodrigo and we, at J & N Records, who were the first to believe in Yoskar and to this day promote his legacy."