THE bandleader and rumba legend responsible for making Latin-American music popular in Britain has died in Spain aged 100.

Trinidad-Tobago born star Edmundo Ros shot to fame in London after Princess Elizabeth, then future queen, hit the dance floor for the first time in public at the Bagatelle to the sounds of Ros’s band.

He went on to record The Wedding Samba, in 1949 which became his most popular album selling more than a million copies.

After officially retiring in 1975, Ros moved with his second wife Susan to Alicante.

He was later awarded an OBE in 2000.

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