CUBAN SINGER FERRER DEAD AT 78

Ibrahim Ferrer has died at the age of 78...

Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer has died at the age of 78.

The star, who was best known for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club, died in a Havana hospital, it has been announced.

Ferrer had recently finished a European tour. On returning from the tour, he was taken to hospital with suspected gastroenteritis, BBC news reports.

Manager Daniel Florestan said: “He was taken to hospital when he got back and his condition worsened. He died of multiple organ failure.”

His wife, Caridad Diaz, added: “He was a very worthy person, to be admired, not only as a musician but also as a father and a husband. He completed his European tour with great bravery. We are deeply affected by his death.”

A funeral is scheduled for Monday (August 8).