Agencia EFEMarch 22, 2013 15:31
International Culture Desk, Mar 22 (EFE).- Cuban-born musician Bebo Valdes, a respected figure in the Afro-Cuban jazz genre, died Friday in Sweden, sources close to the artist told Efe. He was 94.
Valdes had been living in Malaga, Spain, but he traveled two weeks ago to Sweden, where some of his children reside, due to worsening health as he struggled with Alzheimer's, they said.
The pianist, composer, arranger and band leader, born in 1918 in the western Cuban town of Quivican, was the father of another leading Latin jazz artist, Chucho Valdes.