The music industry is mourning the unexpected death of Xavier Ortiz, one of the original members of the popular ‘90s group Garibaldi. The Mexican singer, actor, and entrepreneur died on Monday, Sept. 7 at his home in Guadalajara. He was 48 years old.
Ortiz’s sister, Olga Ramirez Ortiz, shared the hard news to his fans on Twitter. “Look, I am his sister, and much to my regret I tell you that he committed suicide. We are in shock.” she expressed. “We knew he was very depressed due to the isolation, the lack of income, and a very stormy separation. He had just sold his house and had money. We are so surprised.”
Guillermo Flores Tovar, director of investigations at the Jalisco State Prosecutor General's Office, confirmed that the cause of death was asphyxia by hanging, as reported by El Universal.