It was announced that Jarabe de Palo singer, songwriter and guitarist, Pau Donés, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, from cancer at the age of 53. News that Spanish singer had passed away was confirmed by his family via social media. In a statement, they shared, “The Donés Cirera family reports that Pau Donés died on June 9, 2020, as a result of the cancer he suffered from since August 2015. We want to thank the medical team and all the staff of the Vall de Hebrón Hospital, Sant Joan Despí Moisès Broggi Hospital, ICO (Institut Català d‘Oncologia), Servei de Paliatius of the Hospital de Viella and VHIO (Vall Hebrón Cancer Institute) for all your work and dedication during all this time. We ask for the utmost respect and intimacy in these difficult times.”
Pau and Jarabe de Palo are known for hits like La Flaca, Depende, Agua and Bonito, to name a few. In 2015, the same year of his colon cancer’s diagnosis, he announced his retirement from the band and music.