The Latin American music scene mourns the death of Gustavo Cerati. The former Soda Stereo front man died on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in the morning from a respiratory arrest. “We communicate that the patient Gustavo Cerati died in the early hours of the morning, as a consequence of a respiratory arrest.” His doctor, Gustavo Barbalace, the Medical Director from the ALCLA Clinic in Buenos Aires, Argentina, signed the message.

Cerati had been in a coma for four years, following a stroke during a concert in Caracas, Venezuela, in May 2010. Although we would like to continue believing this rock legend is still with us, we’re sure he went to a better place and is now finally resting in peace. His music will live forever. We remember some highlights of his life with these pictures below. Gracias totales, Gustavo Cerati!

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Gustavo Cerati, lead vocalist of Argentine group Soda Stereo, plays his guitar during the first concert in his group's farewell tour August 30. The popular group, considered to be one of the most important Spanish language rock bands, attracted over 15,000 fans to the Mexican leg of their final tour, which finished in a farewell show at Buenos Aires' River Plate stadium on September 20, 1997. Reuters
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Gustavo Cerati performs onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America 2003 at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami, Florida. Getty
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Argentine singer Gustavo Cerati gestures during a media conference in Bogotá September 6, 2006. Cerati was in Colombia promoting his new album "Ahí Vamos." Reuters
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Gustavo Cerati poses with his two Latin Grammy Awards for Best Rock Solo Vocal Album and Best Rock Song at the 7th annual Latin Grammy Awards in New York, November 2, 2006. Reuters
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Argentinean singer Gustavo Cerati performs during the 48th International Song Festival in Viña del Mar, Chile February 23, 2007. Reuters
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Gustavo Cerati (L), Charly Alberti (C) and Zeta Bosio of Argentina's rock band Soda Stereo perform during their first show of the come back tour 'Me verás volver' at Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires October 19, 2007. Reuters
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Soda Stereo leader Gustavo Cerati of Argentina performs during their "Me verás volver" world tour in Bogota November 24, 2007. Reuters
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Colombian pop singer Shakira and Argentine singer Gustavo Cerati perform during "The Concert For The Children" organized for the Latin American aid organization ALAS (Latin American in Solidarity Action) in Buenos Aires, May 17, 2008. Reuters
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Songwriter Gustavo Cerati arrives at the Congress building to pay respect to deceased folk singer Mercedes Sosa in Buenos Aires, October 4, 2009. Reuters
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Musicians Andres Calamaro (L) and Gustavo Cerati perform during the "Argentina embraced Chile" benefit concert in Buenos Aires March 13, 2010. The concert was held for the benefit of victims of the recent 8.8-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunamis in Chile. Reuters
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Argentine singer Gustavo Cerati performs during a concert in Caracas May 15, 2010. This would be his last concert ever. Reuters