The leader of The Armadillos of the Sierra, Simon Rodriguezdied this Wednesday, surprising friends and family, the group reported.
Through a publication on its official social networks, the regional music band announced the news of its member’s death. In the message they thanked them for the support shown by their fans and close people during this difficult time.
“May our leader and friend Simón Rodríguez rest in peace. Thank you all for your messages,” they wrote in the post that they accompanied with an obituary.
The information had previously been released by the senator for the state of Guerrero, Nestora Salgadowho mourned the loss of whom he referred to as a “great friend and brother.”
“With a lot of pain in my heart I learned of the death of my great friend and brother Simón Rodríguez, member of Armadillos de la Sierra, It is incredible to wake up to this news, a great man is leavinga great friend, someone who always gave the best for his people,” he published in X.
Who is Simón Rodríguez?
Simón Rodríguez is one of the members of Los Armadillos de la Sierra. He is originally from the state of Guerrero. Despite venturing into regional Mexican music and being exponents of regional fame, they are distinguished by not touching on themes of violence in their songs.
In a 2015 interview, he explained that in his songs “there are no head-cutting, no lifting. Nothing of that. Firstly because we don’t like it and secondly because we don’t want to get hooked on a trend that will surely pass.”
They have thousands of followers on their social networks. On their Facebook page there are 244 thousandwhile on their official YouTube channel they have a total of 148 thousand subscribers.
In Spotify This year they achieved great numbers that they boasted through Instagram: 19.8 million views, 1.2 million listeners, one million hours of playback and listened to in 121 countries.
Within the group of runs, Simón Rodríguez occupied the place of the main voice and was in charge of the requintos guitar, a skill for which he was greatly admired.