Carlos Marin Biography – Carlos Marin Wiki
Carlos Marin was a Spanish baritone and a member of the classical crossover group Il Divo. He was one of the founding members of Il Divo which was created by Simon Cowell in 2003 under his SyCo record label. He went on to release 10 studio albums with the group, including three UK number one albums: “Il Divo,” “Ancora” and “The Promise.”
Born in Rüsselsheim, Germany, Marin began his musical career at a young age, recording his first album when he was eight. The album, entitled El pequeño Caruso, contained songs such as O Sole Mio and Granada. At the age of 10, he recorded his second album titled “Mijn Lieve Mama” (My dear mom). He went on to study piano and music theory.
Aged 12 he moved to Spain where he won several first prizes in television competitions, such as Gente Joven and Nueva Gente on TVE at 15 and 20 years old. During this time he began to sing live accompanied by an orchestra in television programs such as “Por la mañana” presented by Jesús Hermida, Nieves Herrero, María Teresa Campos, Terelu, among others.
He was scouted by Simon Cowell for ‘popera’ supergroup Il Divo, alongside American tenor David Miller, Swiss tenor Urs Bühler and French pop singer, Sébastien Izambard. The group sold more than 30 million records, and had 160 gold and platinum discs across more than 33 countries, according to the group’s website.
Carlos Marin Age
He was born Carlos Marín Menchero on 13 October 1968, in Rüsselsheim, Hesse, West Germany. He died on 19 December 2021, in Manchester, England. He was 53 years old.
Carlos Marin Wife
He was not married at the time of his death. He was married to French-born singer Geraldine Larrosa, better known by her stage name Innocence, from 2006 to 2009. They tied the knot in Disneyland, California, in June 2006, but divorced in 2009 after dating for 13 years. The fairytale wedding featured a gorgeous glass carriage along with a Mickey Mouse and flower garlands for the magical day.
Carlos Marin Children
He did not have any children. However, his ex-wife Geraldine Larrossa has a child, Scarlett Acre Cercede, born in 2012, from her relationship with Sergio Arcetura.
Carlos Marin Death
Il Divo singer Carlos Marin passed away on 19 December 2021 at the age of 53 in a Manchester hospital after a short illness. The surviving members of the chart-topping quartet announced the news in a statement on social media saying:
“It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away. He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There wiIl never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.
“For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love — David, Sebastien and Urs.”
Simon Cowell led the tributes to the Il Divo singer. Cowell wrote: “I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now. I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you.”
Strictly Come Dancing judge and choreographer Bruno Tonioli wrote on Twitter: “Devastated @ildivoofficial @carlosmarin_ passed away. We had the best time putting together the first @ildivoofficial performance 17 yeas ago great voice great man a true passionate Spirit with wicked sense of humor we will miss you so sad.”
Carlos Marin Cause of Death
The cause of his death has not been confirmed. His sister, Rosemary Eberhart, told Spanish media that he had been vaccinated.
Carlos Marin Illness
He had been performing with the band in the UK in December before their tour was postponed “due to illness.” The Spanish baritone was taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary after he fell ill on December 7 and later tested positive for Covid-19, OK! Magazine reported. He had reportedly been placed into an induced coma in Manchester. The group confirmed on Twitter he had been hospitalized, writing: “Our dear friend and partner, Carlos, is in the hospital. We are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.”
Carlos Marin Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carlos Marin had an estimated net worth of $20 million.
Carlos Marin Instagram
Carlos Marin’s Instagram handle is @carlosmarinildivo.