The musician Martin Carrizo He passed away on Monday, January 11 at the age of 50., according to his sister Cecilia through a heartbreaking post on their social networks. “Tell me, please, where to go next”, wrote the former children’s cheerleader popularly known as candy and who currently stands out as a panelist for in the afternoonfor America.
“Thank you dear ones for so much love, help and unconditional support. They did him a lot of good every day. Infinite thanks”, he continued referring to the struggle of his brother, who in 2015 he had been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative neuromuscular disease that originates when the cells of the nervous system – called motoneurons – gradually decrease their functioning and die, causing progressive muscle paralysis.
This Monday the 24th, the panelist returned to the America program after having left for a few weeks to mourn. “I am happy to be here, since the morning I have been focused because I want to be calm, I do not want to cast a blanket of sadness on this program…. Simply thank you for these years of pure love, of company for Martín who went through very serious years, with a very hard and very difficult disease”, he pointed out at the start of the cycle led by Karina Mazzocco.
In addition, he remembered that with his brother had a campaign to raise funds and being able to travel to Miami with the aim of undergoing an experimental medical treatment that would provide him with a better quality of life: “He traveled with all his faith and stayed there for a whole year. It was thanks to so many people because it was very expensive. I put myself at the head of that campaign because he asked me to. I said the ticket number doesn’t matter, because that was love, it was love for Martín.”
With a broken voice, Caramelito recalled the suffering that the musician had due to the disease and gave details of how he accompanied him until his last breath. “He taught me to live and die, I was there when he died, I saw him die, I was next to him when he left. He gave me his last look and I gave him mine. It is a very strong emotion, I swear to you that it does not happen to stir the wound, it has nothing to do with that. The word acceptance is important, he and every person who lived through a disease like this lives with this word, ”she explained through tears, very moved.
During the talk with Karina, the panelist spoke about the importance of acceptance in such difficult times. In addition, he assured that his older brother was always smiling, with good energy and was very demanding when it came to work. “The five albums I recorded were with him, each of the songs I recorded thousands of times. It was 3 in the morning and he told me: ‘Record again, you can do it better’. He left me a legacy of struggle, of excellence, of love”, he recalled.
Finally, Caramelito made an interesting and profound reflection: “I wondered why we went to the United States, why that sacrifice, every day they gave him injections in his body. It was something very hard. He was a champion. And now I know why it was: It was so that all those people who accompanied him on the trip, accompanied him until the last day. Every day he asked for the messages to be read to him, he liked that people gave him love.”
“When Indio (Solari) opened an entire show for him. El Indio puts 200 thousand people in his shows. And The Air Conditioning Fundamentalists, loved by Martín, are his brothers, they said they were going to put on a show for my brother. I told Indio: ‘Not only did you give him all the love, but you opened the doors for all your followers, the world’s greatest Pogo, to give him love until his last moment.’ It is a legacy of absolute love,” added Carrizo.
“He taught me to live and die, because culturally we have a concept of death that we fear, we escape it, and I assure you that I made friends with death. It was 4 in the morning, I was in the sanatorium with him on guard duty, and when he stopped breathing he gave me one last look. They closed the door on me, I walked through the empty sanatorium, and I thought: ‘That’s it my love, grab the bike and go, that’s it’. Because a disease that limits you so much, that takes you to an extreme unknown to any human being, is the ultimate proof of the integrity that a human being can have. Until his last breath he fought and taught me to be a worthy person”, closed Caramelito.
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Caramelito returned to television and was moved to remember his brother Martín: “I saw him die, he gave me his last look”