Gustavo Cerati, 2007.

Gustavo Cerati performs in Bogota, Columbia on November 24, 2007.


The news of the death of iconic Argentine rocker Gustavo Cerati flooded social feeds Thursday afternoon, with many of his musical colleagues expressing their sorrow. After a stroke in 2010, the Soda Stereo front man, and revered soloist, remained in a coma for four years prior to his passing. 

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Twitter was set ablaze following the news, with hashtags like #HastaSiempreCerati becoming worldwide trending topics, while longtime collaborators, friends, and fans of Cerati shared their messages of mourning: 

Sony, Cerati’s label from his very beginnings at Soda Stereo all the way to his death, also released a statement: "All of us at Sony Music are sad at the passing of Gustavo Cerati, one of the greatest artists in the company’s history. With his talent and efforts he transcended many frontiers. His vanguardism changed the history of Latin rock and filled us with music. From his beginnings with Soda Stereo, Gustavo Cerati has always been part of Sony and it was always an honor to work alongside him. We offer his family our deepest condolences in this sad moment."