Rubén Juárez

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Rubén Juárez
Born (1947-11-05)5 November 1947
Ballesteros, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Died 31 May 2010(2010-05-31) (aged 62)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Tango
Occupation(s) Bandoneonist, Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Bandoneón
Years active 1969–2010
Labels Sello Odeón (firsts recordings)
Associated acts Raúl Garello, Raúl Luzzi, Eladia Blázquez

Rubén Juárez (5 November 1947 – 31 May 2010) was an Argentine bandoneonist and singer-songwriter of tango. Juárez studied the bandoneón from the age of six. In 1956 he entered in the Youth Orchestra of Club Atlético Independiente. He was born in Ballesteros, in the province of Córdoba on 5 November 1947 and raised in Avellaneda (south of Greater Buenos Aires). His corresponding studies of the guitar during his youth led him to integrate various rock bands into his repertoire. Years later he met the guitarist Héctor Arbello around the time that they both played together with Julio Sosa. Subsequently they formed a duo with and they began to tour around the country. When the bandoneonist Aníbal Troilo (1914–1975) went to watch him the first time, Rubén asked him to be his artistic godfather. On 2 June 1969 he recorded his first song with the label Odeón Para vos, canilla, and that was an immediate success. After a year, he was recruited by Nicolás Mancera to sing on his TV program Sábados Circulares. Since that time, he had acted in Argentina and abroad, and recorded songs with artists like Armando Pontier, Charly García, Pedro Aznar, Leopoldo Federico, Raúl Garello, Litto Nebbia, the guitarist Roberto Grela and José Colángelo. In later years he worked with the master Raúl Luzzi[1]

Illness and death[edit]

In 2002 he moved with his family to Villa Carlos Paz (35 km away from Córdoba (city). In 2008 he was diagnosed prostate cancer which obligated him to undergo to chemotherapy sessions every three weeks in the city of Córdoba. On April 2010 it was discovered that the cancer had metastasized to his bones. In the night of 28 May 2010, the actor and broadcaster Coco Sily interrupted his program Animales Sueltos to ask for Actor's House to send an ambulance to take him from Villa Carlos Paz to Buenos Aires, since he had suffered a decompensation that forced him to leave his home.

He died from prostate cancer on 31 May 2010 in Buenos Aires in the Güemes Sanatorium.[2]

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