Elkin Ramírez

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Elkin Ramirez
Elkin Ramirez on stage
Elkin Ramirez on stage
Born (1962-10-09)9 October 1962
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Died 29 January 2017(2017-01-29) (aged 54)
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Cause of death Brain cancer
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
Years active 1987–2017
Home town Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia`
Website krakencolombia.net

Elkin Ramírez (26 October 1962 – 29 January 2017) was a Colombian singer-songwriter, and leader of the band Kraken.[1]

Ramírez was born in the Belen neighborhood of Medellín, Antioquia, in October 1962. He was a self-taught artist, training himself and his vocal technique. He belonged to bands such as Kripzy (1981–1982) and Ferrotrack (1983–1984). In 1985, Ramirez joined Kraken as founder and leader. He was the author and composer of most of the band's songs, concept and lyrics; he was also the lead singer. In 2008, Ramírez debuted as an actor playing a hit man in the Colombian feature film Cain's Ethic (La Etica de Cain) directed by Edward Ruiz.

Ramírez died from brain cancer on 29 January 2017 in Medellín. He was 54.[2]


  1. ^ "Elkin Ramírez, líder de Kraken. Lo que yo canto, es lo que soy" (in Spanish). Radionica. 6 January 2008. Retrieved 19 July 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Cantor-Navas, Judy (29 January 2017). "Elkin Ramirez, Colombia's 'Rock Titan' and Leader of Kraken, Dies at 54". Billboard. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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