Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute dies at age 76

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 15:51:01-04

Spain's performing arts guild says Spanish singer-songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute has died at age 76.

Aute's politically charged songs first became popular during Spain’s transition from dictatorship to democracy.

The Spanish General Society of Authors and Publishers said Aute died Saturday in Madrid after a recent decline his health. He suffered a serious stroke in 2016 and never recovered fully.

His biggest hit was “Al alba” (“At Dawn”), an homage to the victims of the repression carried out during the decades-long authoritarian rule of Gen. Francisco Franco. Aute released over 30 albums.

In addition to music, he was also an accomplished painter, sculpture, and film director.