The Almafuerte singer and heavy metal icon, Ricardo Iorio, died yesterday at the age of 61 after suffering a heart attack while being transferred to a health center. Iorio founded the bands V8, Hermética and Almafuerte, and then began a career as a solo artist. Born on June 25, 1962, he began his career as a bassist in the band V8, while in 1988 he formed Hermética and in 1995 Almafuerte, whose dissolution occurred in 2016.
Iorio recorded 17 albums and was preparing for a new one. In recent times he lived in Sierra de la Ventana, although on weekends he continued doing shows. His friendship with the politician Alejandro Biondini, of the Patriotic Front, with neo-Nazi sympathies (with whom he was photographed repeatedly), and some controversial statements, earned him numerous repudiations. At the request of the DAIA, the AFA prevented him from singing the National Anthem on the occasion of a match against Bolivia in 2021, which he described as an “act of censorship.” Yesterday, Justice ordered an autopsy to corroborate the causes of death, indicated his lawyer, Ignacio Vitalini. “This is what is done in these cases when the person dies at home,” he added.
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