Band leader Edmundo Ros, the man credited with popularising Latin American music in the UK, has died at the age of 100 last friday in Spain. His death was confirmed by showbusiness charity the Grand Order of Water Rats. Today Latinos in London send our heartfelt condolences on the loss of this great artist and great soul. He was also an inspiration for us to follow his steps to continue bringing and supporting our latin music and culture in the UK. - Rest in Peace "Latin Boss" Edmundo Ross. (QEPD)
Born in Trinidad to a Venezuelan mother and a Scottish father, Ros's musical career began in the Venezuelan army but took off after he moved to London in 1937. His five-piece Rumba Band was a runaway hit, playing for high society and international royalty.
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Latin musician Ros dies, aged 100 - The Press Association
Band leader Edmundo Ros dies, 100 - BBC News