Lalo Rodriguez, a well-known singer and guitarist died on December 13 at the age of 64. Police found his body near Sabana Abajo in Carolina, Puerto Rico. The Institute of Forensic Sciences reported that there were no signs of violence on Rodriguez’s corpse. When authorities arrived on scene after receiving a report of a lifeless corpse, the singer did not respond.
Although Lalo was involved in many legal difficulties as a result of his drug and alcohol addiction, it is uncertain whether these had any influence on his death. Lalo’s cause of death has yet to be determined, but an autopsy has already been scheduled to find out more.
Lamentamos el fallecimiento del gran ‘Lalo’ Rodríguez, one of the most celebrated voices of Salsa in the world.
Muchas fuerzas para sus familiares, seguidores y amigos ?? pic.twitter.com/3qU7HfhQsJ
— Grupo Niche (@gruponiche) December 13, 2022
Lalo Rodriguez has been in the music business since 1973.
Born on May 16, 1958, Lalo Rodriguez developed an early interest in singing. He contributed vocals to Unfinished Masterpiece and worked on a few CDs. In 1980 he started a solo career. He was known for his albums in the 1990s, publishing a total of 22 over the course of his career. During the early stages of his career, he collaborated with several musicians. Simplemente Lalo, his first eight-hit album, was released in 1980 by Tierrazo Records.
In 1982 he wrote the songs for his second album, Nuevamente… Lalo. After a few more albums, his fifth, Un Nuevo Despertar, topped the US Billboard Tropical/Salsa chart. Sexsacional..!, Lalo Rodriguez’s second album, garnered a similar response. In 1992 and 1994 he published two more albums, Du Vuelta en la Trampa and Naci Para Cantar. Estoy Aqui, his last album, was released in 1996. Rodriguez went on to record a number of compilation albums, including Serie Sensacional, Antologia, Oro Salsero: 20 Exitos, Pura Salsa, 12 Favoritas and others. Between 1990 and 1992, three of his albums were reissued and re-released.
Despite initially being marketed independently, his 1990 edition of Nuevamente… Lalo, titled Una Voz Para Escuchar, was published by Capitol/EMI Latin. Rodriguez was known for his hit Ven, Devorame Otra Vez from the album Un Nuevo Despertar. Palmer Hernandez wrote the song, which peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks list in the United States. Music duet Azucar Moreno and salsa singer Charlie Cruz then made renditions of the song.
Lalo was also a co-producer and songwriter on a number of songs. In 1988, he performed with Eddie Santiago at the annual New York Salsa Festival, held at Madison Square Garden. TH-Rodven, a company based in Spain, engaged in the marketing of its articles and he collaborated with them for a long time. Several followers took to social media to mourn the passing of Lalo Rodriguez and to learn more about the cause of his death. His four children from his previous marriage to Wanda Torres survive him.