The world of tango mourns the sad, untimely and absurd loss of a well liked tanguero.
The news spread rapidly Monday December 1 that Luciano Mares had died after having spent one week at Sanatorio Anchorena. Apparently he had been in intensive therapy after suffering a cardiac arrest on November 21, consequence of a blood clot dislodgement from his knee that moved to his heart. In spite of efforts to revive him for about 40 minutes, he fell into a coma and never came out.
To his many friends he was known as Luchito, he was 41 years old and had been dancing since the early 90s. He was often seen at La Catedral, Niño Bien, El beso and La viruta.
Everyone at Planet Tango offer sincere condolences to his family and friends.
We knew him briefly when he stopped by in New Orleans to visit our milonga escorting a student of ours last year. Next, we saw him in Buenos Aires last April.
Very sad and absurd loss indeed. May he rest in peace.