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14th June 2019, 20:25

Gibraltarian artist Elio Cruz has died aged 87

Gibraltarian teacher and artist Elio Cruz has died in the UK at the age of eighty seven. He had suffered from ill health for a very long time.

Born in 1931, Elio is most known as the playwright of a number of llanito stageplays, like La Lola se va pa Londres, which although performed as comedies, were in fact scial critiques of Gibraltarian life and traits.

He is also a founder member of the musical group, Los Trovadores, and wrote the lyrics to the acclaimed song, La Virgencita de Europa

(Image courtesy Gibraltar Chronicle)