The Colombian composer, singer and accordionist Omar Geles, author of the hit ‘The Paths of Life’ and who joined the Vallenata music group Los Diablitos with Miguel Morales, He died this Tuesday at the age of 57 at the Erasmo Clinic in Valledupar, a city considered the world capital of that music, after suffering a heart problem while doing sports.

“Folklore in mourning. King Vallenato Omar Antonio Geles Suárez died in Valledupar. He, in his musical career as an accordion player and composer, reaped great triumphs and knew how to give glory and honor to the music that he loved so much until his last days. Peace in his grave. Farewell to the King,” he wrote in his X Vallenata Legend Festival account.

The death of Geles, king vallenato in 1989, was also lamented by Carlos Vives who remembered him in addition to being a musician as “a talented actor” with whom he shared in some television series about vallenato artists.

“It is not easy to accept that an artist like Omar Geles, with so much talent, with so much joy, with so many stories to tell, with so much love for people, has suddenly left. I could tell you many stories of a truly fraternal artist, without selfishness. , and loved by everyone,” Vives wrote on his social networks.

“Omar Geles was my first producer. One of the most important people in my artistic life. He always believed in me. We recently talked again and it seemed as if the years had never passed. My condolences and prayers to his family for whom I have so much love,” the singer wrote.

After hearing the news of the death, A crowd gathered in front of the clinic from Valledupar where Geles died to sing his songs.

The immense musical legacy

Omar Geles and his partner Miguel Morales created the group Los Diablitos in 1985, which became very popular in Colombia and other Latin American countries, such as Venezuela and Paraguay, with romantic vallenatos and hits like ‘The paths of life’, a song he recorded in 1993 and which currently has 34 versions among them the one that Vicentico brought to light on the album Los Rayos the second of his time as a soloist after the separation of Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, published in 2004.

“I composed that song in 1992 when remembering the childhood difficulties where she (her mother) was our hero. That brave, hard-working and capable woman who fought to get us ahead. I never thought that the song would get into everyone’s hearts, but it keeps playing and that fills my heart with joy and even more so knowing that it is for my old Hilda,” Omar Geles once acknowledged on television.

Omar Geles during his last performance on stage: it was at a Silvestre Dangond concert.  Photo:EFE/ Wilder Forero.Omar Geles during his last performance on stage: it was at a Silvestre Dangond concert. Photo:EFE/ Wilder Forero.

Geles’ last performance on stage took place last Saturday at the El Campín stadium in Bogotá where he participated with other artists in the massive concert by fellow vallenato artist Silvestre Dangond.

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With information from EFE.


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