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Chilean star Prieto dies

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Jul 18, 2011 | 5:00am EDT

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.

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