RIP: 'Paco de Lucia dies in Mexico' [EuroNews]

Body of Paco de Lucia flown to Madrid where mourners pay tribute

In Madrid, hundreds of fans of Spanish flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucia came to pay their final respects on Friday.

The 66 year old died on Wednesday from a heart attack in Mexico. His body was flown to Madrid and taken to the National Auditorium music centre.

Fellow flamenco guitarists were amongst the mourners who paid their respects by filing past the coffin.

"Paco was a genius who has opened the door for guitarists, he opened the whole world for us." said Pepe Habichuela

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