Sergio Gómez

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Sergio Gómez
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Background information
Birth name Paulo Sergio Gómez Sánchez
Born (1973-06-02)2 June 1973
Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán
Died 2 December 2007(2007-12-02) (aged 34)
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
Genres Duranguense, Latin Pop, Norteño
Occupations singer, Producer
Years active 2003–2007
Labels Univision
Associated acts K-Paz de la Sierra
AK-7

Paulo Sergio Gómez Sánchez (2 June 1973 – 2 December 2007), better known as Sergio Gómez, was a Mexican singer who was the founder and lead vocalist of the duranguense group K-Paz de la Sierra.

Biography[edit]

He was born in the city of Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán in 1973. In 2003, while working in the city of Chicago in the United States, he created K-Paz De La Sierra with other native Mexicans also working in Chicago. Gomez lived in Avon, Indiana, just west of Indianapolis.[1]

Death[edit]

Following a concert in the state of Michoacán, a group of gunmen abducted Gómez and several other vocalists while traveling in a car in the early hours of a Sunday morning. The other passengers were later released, but Gómez's dead body was found on Morelia's outskirts, bearing signs of torture.[2] His body was severely beaten, with bruises all over his chest and abdomen; his face was burned with an unknown substance, and presented signs of strangling.[3] Early evidence suggests that the murder might have been premeditated as Sergio had been warned not to play in the city of Morelia, a stronghold for drug related gangs.[4]

Gravesite of Gomez in Avon, Indiana

On 6 December 2007 Gómez, as well as another murdered Mexican musician, Valentín Elizalde, were nominated posthumously for the Grammy Awards.[5]

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