Diomedes Díaz

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Diomedes Diaz
Background information
Birth nameDiomedes Dionisio Díaz Maestre
Also known asEl Cacique de La Junta
Born(1956-05-26)May 26, 1956
La Junta, La Guajira, Colombia
DiedDecember 22, 2013(2013-12-22) (aged 57)
Valledupar, Cesar
GenresVallenato, Latin
Years active1976–2013
LabelsSony Music

Diomedes de Jesús Díaz Maestre (May 26, 1956 – December 22, 2013[1]) was a Colombian vallenato singer, songwriter and composer. His nickname was "El Cacique de la Junta" (the chieftain of Junta). It was given to him early in his career by another vallenato singer, Rafael Orozco Maestre.[2]

Díaz died in Valledupar at the age of 56. He was resting in his bed when his heart failed and he stopped breathing.

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  1. (in Spanish) "Murió en Cesar el cantante Diomedes Díaz" Noticias Caracol. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. "Diomedes Díaz: El Cacique de la Junta." ColombiaLink.com. Accessed 29 September 2006.

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