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
Occupation(s) singer, Producer
Years active 2002–2007
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, 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]

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