Family of Il Divo's Carlos Marin say he 'could have been saved' in Spain

THE family of Il Divo star Carlos Marin have said they will "look closely at the treatment he received" at a UK hospital after he died from coronavirus.

The 53-year-old lost his life after he was admitted to Manchester Royal Hospital a fortnight after testing positive for Covid.

His sister Rosa confirmed he caught the Delta variant which attacked his lungs, leaving him in an induced coma in intensive care.

Madrid-based lawyer Alberto Martin said: "I spoke with his mum the day he died and she was saying she was convinced that if had been in Spain, he could have survived.

"It's something that we'll have to analyse when we see all the medical documents because we feel there was time to control his situation and improve things so he could pull through and have his life saved which was the most important thing."

In separate comments published by Spanish daily El Mundo, Martin added: "The family are not happy with anything because they're heartbroken."

Marin, one of four singers a part of the Simon Cowell-created group Il Divo, will be laid to rest on Tuesday after a public wake in Madrid tomorrow afternoon.

The singer's family has said those who wish to pay their last respects to Marin will be welcomed tomorrow afternoon at a funeral parlour between 4pm and 8pm.

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The public wake at Saint Isidore Funeral Home in Madrid will take place after the baritone's friends and loved ones attend a private wake there in the morning.

Il Divo bandmates David Miller, Sebastian Izambard and Urs Buhler are expected to join his family at the private wake before leaving ahead of the arrival of fans.

His body is believed to have reached the funeral home over the weekend after being repatriated from the UK.

Marin is expected to be cremated after a mass and his ashes deposited on Tuesday at Our Lady of Almudena Cemetery alongside those of his father in a family niche in accordance with his last wishes. 

His sister Rosa confirmed he will be buried in his favourite Armani suit that he used for his stage performances so that "he can go to Heaven looking the part and can sing with the angels".

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