RIP Paco de Lucía

Paco de Lucia
Today we’ve learned the sad news that world renowned flamenco guitar virtuoso, Paco de Lucía (PeekYou profile here), has passed away at age 66.

Born in Algeciras, Spain as the youngest of five children, Paco came from a family with many musicians; including his fellow guitarist brother, the late Ramón de Algeciras, and his brother Pepe de Lucía, a flamenco singer.

Paco was possibly the most respected flamenco guitarist of his generation, and one of the first to really find success crossing over into other styles; including noted collaborations with jazz players such as John McLaughlin and Al Di Meola.

When memorializing individuals of such tremendous importance and brilliance as Paco, we tend to believe it best to respect them enough to cut things short. His guitar says far more than we ever could, and we provide the below video as evidence. A visit to Paco’s PeekYou profile will provide further proof — strewn across the digital landscape, in the form of most media — of just how great he truly was.