Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati dies

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine rock star Gustavo Cerati has died, four years after a stroke put him in a coma.

The death was reported in a statement by his family Thursday on his official Facebook page.

The 55-year old was the former lead singer of the Argentine rock band Soda Stereo, which was one of the most popular groups in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s.

He suffered a stroke following a 2010 performance in Venezuela.

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