Chilean star Prieto dies

The performer passed away after suffering heart failure on Thursday (14Jul11) at a clinic in Santiago, Chile.

Prieto recorded over 1,000 songs during his 50-year career and was nicknamed the Romantic of the Romantics because his voice was said to make people fall in love.

He also starred in more than 33 films, including A Fistful of Dollars with Clint Eastwood and the 1963 release of The Sword of Zorro.

Prieto is survived by four children and 13 grandchildren.