Simon Cowell quietly tried to save the life of Il Divo singer Carlos Marin by offering him a private jet so he could get treatment for COVID-19.
TMZ reports that Carlos’ wife, Geraldine Larrosa, told a Spanish outlet, “Simon personally phoned the hospital and offered to help with anything.”
According to TMZ, Geraldine told the outlet that Simon offered to fly Carlos to Spain for a treatment that presumably was not available at Manchester Royal Hospital in the UK where he was fighting for his life.
Carlos’ case was so severe, he had to be intubated. He died on December 19 at the age of 53.
The singer’s bandmates, David Miller, Sébastien Izambard and Urs Bühler – paid tribute to him on social media.
“It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away.” the group wrote. “He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos.”
The announcement continued, “For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace.”
Simon paid tribute to Carlos on social media
Simon posted a rare tweet after Carlos’ death that read, “I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now. I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you.”
Il Divo celebrated 17 years together on Dec. 4 “Today we are celebrating 17 years as Il Divo,” the band wrote alongside a clip of the quartet singing “My Way,” the band wrote on Instagram.
“We cannot believe how far we have come and we are so thankful to every single one of our fans who have listened to our music, bought tickets to a concert, and supported us along the way. We love you!”
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