2020 marks another tragic loss for Hollywood as the veteran singer, Trini Lopez, dies of Corona on August 11, 2020. The singer was 83-years-old and had gained popularity with songs like ‘If I Had A Hammer’ & ‘Lemon Tree’. He was an international star, who performed in Spanish and English. He was mentored by Frank Sinatra and Buddy Holly.
The 1960s singer had also appeared in movies like ‘The Dirty Dozen’, a movie on World War II and ‘The Phynx’. He also worked on television series, ‘Adam-12’ and designed guitars. His designed guitars were preferred by many rock stars, including but not limited to Dave Grohl.
Trini Lopez’s life will be featured in a documentary made by P. David Ebersole. The shooting has been finished and it stars Todd Hughes as well. It was Ebersole who confirmed that Lopez has passed away from corona.
Joe Chavira, business partner of Trini Lopez and fellow musician informed people that they had recorded ‘If By Now’. The music was meant to be for COVID-19 charity funds and he exclaims at the sheer irony of the situation. He says that Lopez was trying to fight and raise money for something he too died of. We pray for the peace for Trini Lopez and his family.