News | Entertainment
18 Sep 2020 19:16
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Trini Lopez has died aged 83

    The guitarist and singer passed away in a hospital in Palm Springs, California, on Tuesday (11.08.20) after suffering complications from coronavirus


    News of Lopez's death was confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter by his songwriting and business partner Joe Chavira.

    During his career, Lopez was a popular headline act in Las Vegas, and was even signed by Frank Sinatra to his Reprise Records label.

    Sinatra decided to sign Lopez after he saw him perform during his residency at PJ's in Los Angeles in 1963.

    The Dallas-born star enjoyed chart success in the 60s with 'If I Had a Hammer' and 'Lemon Tree', while he also appeared in the classic war movie 'The Dirty Dozen', alongside the likes of Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jim Brown.

    Lopez also starred in 'Marriage on the Rocks' and made cameo appearances in 'The Phynx' and 'The Poppy Is Also a Flower'.

    Lopez - who was a life-long bachelor and had no children - recorded more than 60 albums during his time in the music business, and some of his other well-known hits included 'Kansas City', 'I'm Comin' Home, Cindy' and 'Sally Was a Good Old Girl'.

    A documentary about his life by filmmakers P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes is currently in post-production.

    Pat Boone, who was a successful pop star in the 50s and 60s, has already paid tribute to the late entertainer, describing Lopez as a "great guy and wonderful friend".

    He added: "We played in celebrity tennis tournaments and laughed and sang. We both knew we were blessed to make a good living doing what we loved - making others happy! I'll miss him - for a little while."

    © 2020 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     18 Sep: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have personally donated $130,000 (£119,453) to African girl's education charity CAMFED
     18 Sep: Neil Patrick Harris and his family battled coronavirus earlier this year
     18 Sep: Reese Witherspoon was "terrified" when she got pregnant at 22
     18 Sep: Paris Hilton wants to have twins
     18 Sep: Kacey Musgraves has reached a divorce settlement with her husband
     18 Sep: Madonna is to direct a movie about her life
     18 Sep: Jesy Nelson suffered a panic attack on live radio
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Northland are looking to start fast against Tasman in Blenheim this evening More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    After three weeks of cyber attacks the NZX has launched a back up website More...



     Today's News

    International:
    Coronavirus is the 2020 US election issue. But it's not changing the way Americans see Donald Trump 19:07

    Golf:
    Ryan Fox has plenty of work to do but believes he can make the cut at the US Open 18:57

    Entertainment:
    Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have personally donated $130,000 (£119,453) to African girl's education charity CAMFED 18:51

    Business:
    After three weeks of cyber attacks the NZX has launched a back up website 18:38

    Entertainment:
    Neil Patrick Harris and his family battled coronavirus earlier this year 18:21

    Business:
    A large tourism company has posted a profit, despite covid pressures 18:07

    Entertainment:
    Reese Witherspoon was "terrified" when she got pregnant at 22 17:51

    Motoring:
    It's a nightmare commute for many Aucklanders heading home tonight 17:37

    Entertainment:
    Paris Hilton wants to have twins 17:21

    Business:
    Fonterra's boss says the company is on the home straight - when it comes to debt and earnings 17:17


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2020 New Zealand City Ltd