Franky Gee

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Franky Gee
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Background information
Birth nameFrancisco Alejandro Gutierrez
Also known asFranky Gee
Born(1962-02-19)February 19, 1962
Havana, Cuba
OriginMiami, Florida, U.S.
DiedOctober 22, 2005(2005-10-22) (aged 43)
Palma, Balearic Islands, Spain
GenresEuropop
Occupation(s)Singer, Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Associated actsCaptain Jack

Francisco Alejandro Gutierrez (February 19, 1962 – October 22, 2005), more familiarly known as Franky Gee, was a Cuban-born American-German recording artist, rapper and soldier, best known as the lead vocalist for the German-based Europop group Captain Jack.

Early life[edit]

Gee was born in Havana, Cuba, with 3 siblings. His family emigrated to Miami, Florida, and he then went on to Majorca, Spain when he was young.[1] After college, he enlisted in the United States Army, and was stationed in Germany. While there, he began his career as a disc jockey. He grew tired of military service and decided to stay in Germany when his enlistment expired. In Darmstadt, Germany he formed Captain Jack, alongside vocalist Liza da Costa, where he found success.

Captain Jack's music was widely featured on the popular Konami arcade game, Dance Dance Revolution, and others in that series.[2]

Death[edit]

On October 17, 2005 he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while walking with his son in Palma, Spain. He went into a coma and subsequently died five days later. The cerebral hemorrhage may have been due to a related developing brain tumor in 2002.[3]

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