Marciano Cantero, Frontman of Argentinian Rock Outfit Enanitos Verdes, Dead at 62

Fans included J. Balvin and Bad Bunny, and the trio was regarded as a cornerstone of Latin rock. 
This afternoon,

HORACIO EDUARDO "MARCIANO" Cantero, the songwriter and frontman for the Argentine rock band Enanitos Verdes, passed away at a hospital in

his birthplace of Mendoza. He was 62. Recently, the musician had surgery to remove one of his kidneys and a portion of his spleen

The band is one of the most successful Latin American rock groups, with a four-decade-long career. "Lamento Boloviano" and "Amores

Lejanos" are among their classic works. Cantero had admirers of all ages; J Balvin and Bad Bunny featured him in their song "Un Peso" in 2019.

Enanitos Verdes, whose name translates to "Little Green Elves," just concluded a tour commemorating the group's 40th anniversary, with stops in Los Angeles, New York City

, Houston, and Miami, among others. This fall, the group will perform in Peru and Mexico before returning to the United States.