Lorraine Kelly leads tributes as Il Divo singer Carlos Marín dies aged 53

Lorraine Kelly leads tributes as Il Divo singer Carlos Marín dies aged 53

Lorraine Kelly is among the stars who have paid tribute after the death of Carlos Marín.

The musician, part of operatic group Il Divo, died at the age of 53.

His bandmates – Urs Bühler, David Miller, and Sébastien Izambard – confirmed the news with a short statement on Sunday, days after he was taken to hospital.

‘It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away,’ it read. ‘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.

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‘We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love — David, Sebastien and Urs.’

They posted the same message to their Instagram page.

Marín’s cause of death has not been announced.

Following the sad announcement, fellow stars shared their condolences on Twitter.

‘Our dear friend and partner, Carlos, is in the hospital,’ they posted on Thursday. 

‘We are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery.’

Thanking fans for their support, the group later added: ‘We want to wish all of our fans around the world happy holidays and a Happy New Year. 

‘We also want to thank you for your prayers and well wishes for our dear Carlos during this time.’

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