Argentine rock is in mourning. Martin Carrizo, the remembered drummer of Argentine rock legends such as Indio Solari and Gustavo Cerati, and founder-founder of the Nu metal band ANIMAL passed away on February 11 at the age of 50.
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The news of the death of Martin Carrizo was confirmed by her sister, the actress and host Cecilia ‘Caramelito’ Carrizo, who wrote some heartfelt words for the musician on Instagram, accompanied by a snapshot hugging him: “From above, they are taking care of us”wrote the Argentine artist.
FROM WHAT DID MARTÍN CARRIZO DIE?
After announcing the death of Martin Carrizo, it was confirmed that the musician died at dawn on Tuesday, January 11, after facing a tough battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Argentine artist turned 50 on January 3.
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The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) it is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease of the nervous system. It mostly affects people between the ages of 40 and 70 and is characterized by a gradual loss of upper and lower motor neurons. If these are damaged, the muscles no longer receive the stimuli, they weaken and atrophy.
Martín Carrizo was diagnosed with ALS in 2017 and began treatment to deal with that disease. With the help of his sister, in 2019, several solidarity campaigns were carried out that allowed the musician to raise the money necessary to travel to the United States and carry out an experimental treatment that offered him the possibility of having a better quality of life.
Last December, Carrizo wrote on Instagram that he was extremely exhausted with the treatment and revealed everything that was happening then. “Hello sweethearts! I’m in the same hell, too exhausted, to be able to graphically explain 1% of what I feel all day. It is as if I were lying on the floor and an elephant was standing on top of me without moving and one of its legs on my face, to that we add the pain in my ankles, feet, hands, wrists and veins “, wrote in December through Carrizo networks.
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THE HEARING TRIBUTE OF HIS SISTER, CECILIA CARRIZO
The Argentine presenter said goodbye to her brother with a photograph of her and Martín Carrizo when they were just children. In addition, the image was also accompanied by a message for his beloved brother.
“Please tell me where I am going. Thank you dear ones for so much love, help and unconditional support. They did him very well every day. Infinite thanks “, wrote ‘Caramelito’. “His love, his smile, his music remains with us forever”added.
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THE FAREWELL OF INDIO SOLARI
Carlos the Indian Solari He also used his social networks to fire his drummer and friend, Martín Carrizo.
“Don Martín passed through this dimension with a spirit determined to be young, always. From there he helped me laugh more than my madness allowed me. This is why I will remember him in the words I release in each toast. Funny and brave! That was Don Martín “, wrote.
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WHO WAS MARTÍN CARRIZO
Martin Carrizo He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 3, 1972. He was an Argentine drummer, sound engineer and producer. He performed with artists such as ANIMAL, Walter Giardino Temple, Gustavo Cerati, Pr3ssion and Indio Solari.
Together with his sister ‘Caramelito’, Martín participated as a producer, composing and producing the vast majority of his songs aimed at children.
His early years in music
Carrizo was drummer for ANIMAL between 1994 and 1997. Years that allowed him to participate in the recordings of the albums Fin de un mundo sick (1994) and El nuevo camino del hombre (1996). He was part of tours throughout Argentina, South America, part of Central America and some cities in the United States; where the band performed more than 400 concerts. In October 1997, he walked away from the nu metal band for “personal reasons.”
Shortly after he was summoned by Walter Giardino, from Rata Blanca, to be the drummer for his solo project, Walter Giardino Temple. He recorded the only album of that project and played recitals at the Maipo, Obras and a World Cup stadium in Mar del Plata, both as opening act for Deep Purple.
His stage with Gustavo Cerati and his return to ANIMAL
He was the drummer for Gustavo Cerati in the recording of the album Bocanada, and to be part of his first tour outside of Soda Stereo. They performed more than 70 concerts in South America, Central America, and several cities in the United States.
In 2001 he recorded his own album, PR3SSiON, composed and produced by himself. Two years later he met Andrés Giménez again and decided to return to ANIMAL, not only as a drummer and composer but also as an arranger, technical recording producer and mixing technician.