Gustavo Adrián Cerati Clarke (11 August 1959 – 4 September 2014) was an Argentine rock musician, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. He was best known as the lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist of the rock band Soda Stereo from 1982 until 1997. Soda Stereo are considered by critics to be the most important and influential band of Latin rock. He released five albums between 1993 and 2009. He was nominated for many Grammy, MTV, and Gardel awards during his career.
Cerati went into a coma after having a stroke on 14 May 2010 after a concert in Caracas, Venezuela. He remained in a coma until his death from respiratory arrest due to an aneurysm/brain damage on 4 September 2014 in Buenos Aires. He was 55.
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