Elkin Ramírez, Colombian singer-songwriter, Died at 54

  Music, Writer

Elkin Ramírez was born on October 26, 1962, and died on January 29, 2017.

He was a Colombian singer-songwriter and leader of the band Kraken.

He was born in the Belen neighborhood, of Medellín, Antioquia in October 1962.

Ramírez was a self-taught artist, training himself and his vocal technique.

Ramírez belonged to bands such as Kripzy (1981–1982) and Ferrotrack (1983–1984).

During 1985, he joined Kraken as founder and leader.

Ramírez was the author and composer of most of the band songs, concept and lyrics: he is also the lead singer.

During 2008, he debuted as an actor playing a hit man in the Colombian feature film Cain’s Ethic (La Etica de Cain) directed by Edward Ruiz.

He died due to brain cancer, in Medellín.

Elkin Ramírez passed away at 54 years old.