Maluma, CNCO, Carlos Vives & More Artists Mourn Death of Colombian Singer Legarda

Legarda

Colombian singer and YouTuber, Legarda died Thursday (Feb. 7) in Colombia after he took a gunshot to the head. He was 29.

In the official statement obtained by El Heraldo, local health services IPS Universitaria confirmed his death: "The IPS University presents the medical report of Fabio Andres Legarda Lizcano, who was admitted to the University Hospital Clinic headquarters Leon XIII with a gunshot wound in the frontal bone of the skull. The young man arrived with a diagnosis of very severe brain damage and was reviewed by a neurosurgeon and a urologist. He entered cardiorespiratory arrest at 4:50 p.m. The health personnel carried out resuscitation maneuvers for 20 minutes, but he died at 5:15 p.m."

Authorities indicate that Legarda, who was the boyfriend of YouTuber Luisa Fernanda W, was in an Uber when he was struck by a bullet.

Legarda was recently promoting his new single “Nutella,” which was set to premiere Thursday. The official music video was released on YouTube just hours after he passed. “He who leaves doesn’t die, only he who’s forgotten dies,” read the description box. (Watch the video below)

Many Colombian artists, including Carlos Vives, Fonseca, and Fanny Lu, have taken to social media to share their condolences and shed light on the crime and violence happening in their country.

On Instagram stories, Maluma posted a photo of the late singer and discussed the wider impact of Legarda’s death. “It’s incredible that these things keep happening in my country,” he said, referring to the country's rampant crime and violence. “We have to open our eyes, Colombia, this needs to stop.”

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