DIEGO El Cigala, one of Spain’s most famous modern flamenco singers, sang from the bottom of his broken heart at the Hollywood Bowl following the death of his wife.

Diego El Cigala
Diego El Cigala

Diego Ramon Jimenez Salazar, known professionally as El Cigala, lost his longtime partner, supporter and muse Amparo Fernandez on August 18.

She died in Miami, where she had been receiving cancer treatment, while he toured the United States.

An inconsolable El Cigala arrived at the venue clothed in his pyjamas, declaring to his son and manager Julio Cesar Fernandez that he wouldn’t be able to perform.

But he forced himself onto the stage, one of the most iconic venues in Los Angeles, and gave a heart-wrenchingly emotional performance honouring his wife of 25 years.