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Argentinian Rocker Gustavo Cerati, Of Soda Stereo, Dies At 55

The influential Argentinian musician and former lead singer of Soda Stereo, died Thursday. He had been in a coma for the last 4 years.
Argentinian artist Gustavo Cerati performs during a charity ALAS concert in Buenos Aires on May 17, 2008. Cerati died on September 4, 2014 in Buenos Aires due to a stroke. On May 15, 2010 Cerati suffered a stroke after a performance in Caracas, Venezuela. Cerati was an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and producer, one of the most important and influential figures of Ibero-American rock. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP - Getty Images

Fans are mourning the death of Argentinian rock star Gustavo Cerati, who died on Thursday, four years after a stroke put him in a coma, according to a family statement.

The 55-year old rocker was the former lead singer of Soda Stereo, one of the most influential rock groups in Latin America in the 1980s and 1990s. The group Soda broke up in 1997 after 15 years, but Cerati went on to have a successful solo career until he suffered a stroke during a 2010 performance in Venezuela.

Cerati won a Latin Grammy and an MTV music award during his three-decade successful career.

--The Associated Press