Flamenco guitarist Leo de Aurora dies

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Leo de Aurora

By Emma Randle

Popular Flamenco guitarist Leo de Aurora (Leónides Maya) has died at his home in Madrid aged 37, leaving his family and the world of flamenco bereft.

Tributes have appeared across the media to the young artist, who died of a heart attack.

De Aurora was a regular performer in Almería province, often spending summers in Mojacar where last year he was awarded a grant from the council to spend two weeks at the Valparaiso foundation composing music.

Considered by many to be the next Paco de Lucía, he was a child flamenco prodigy coming from the famous Maya and Montoya families of flamenco artists.

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