The October 4th death of Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa, one of the most important voices in Latin American folk music, was one of the most important news during the past weekend. The news was covered by all Argentine media, and some cable news channels transmitted the wake throughout Sunday.
As expected, many blogs wrote about the singer's death. The large majority published videos or songs, as a way to pay homage. Other wrote short descriptions about the sadness of the day. For example, in the blog La Cocina Plural [es], Tomy writes:
Tus acciones, tus palabras, tus canciones y tu voz despertaron alguna conciencia social…( algunas siguen dormidas), te echaremos de menos para siempre, que descanses allí donde estés
Other blogs wrote short summaries of what happened on the day of her death. The blog La Carabina [es] writes that:
desde que se conoció su muerte (producida en la madrugada del domingo), sus admiradores han guardado pacientemente horas de fila para acceder al velatorio organizado en el salón de los Pasos Perdidos del Congreso, un honor sólo reservado para las más importantes personalidades políticas y culturales.
The singer's official website received a large number of messages before and after her death, due to the progressively worsening in her health condition. Fans also shared their condolences through Mercedes Sosa's Facebook page [es].