Baccarat and Yes Sir, I Can Boogie star Maria Mendiola has died at the age of 69.
The singer, who was half of the Spanish pop duo, died yesterday (Saturday) morning in Madrid with her family.
Cristina Sevilla, her bandmate, shared the news in a post on the group’s Instagram account.
She wrote: “My dear Maria, wonderful artist, but above all my friend, she left us today. I cannot articulate words. I can only thank you for so much love that I received from her and tell her what I could say so often in life: I love you. “
Mendiola and Mayte Mateos originally founded Baccara when the two were performing as flamenco dancers in the Canary Islands after being discovered by a music manager.
They achieved a worldwide hit with Yes Sir, I Can Boogie in 1977, selling millions of copies and reaching # 1 in the UK.
Although it was later covered by other artists, the song was brought to life earlier this summer after it was accepted by Scotland fans as the anthem at the 2020 European Football Championship.
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