Sergio Gómez

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Sergio Gómez
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Background information
Birth namePaulo Sergio Gómez Sánchez
Born(1973-06-02)2 June 1973
Ciudad Hidalgo, Michoacán, Mexico
Died2 December 2007(2007-12-02) (aged 34)
Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
GenresDuranguense
Occupation(s)Singer, Producer
Years active2002–2007
LabelsUnivision
Associated actsK-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 band 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, while traveling in a car in the early hours of a Sunday morning, Gómez and several other vocalists were abducted by a group of gunmen. 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 had signs of strangling. 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.[3]

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.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indiana gets body of Sergio Gomez
  2. ^ "Abducted Mexican singer strangled". BBC News. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Mexico singer murdered after threats in drug stronghold city". 2007-12-04. Retrieved 2007-12-05.
  4. ^ Murdered Mexican trumpeter 3rd musician killed in a week Two banda artists earn posthumous Grammy nominations

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