Sixto Rodriguez Death: Detroit, MI-born and South Africa Discovered Singer has died

Famous singer behind the 2012 Academy Award-winning documentary Searching for "Sugar Man" has passed away - Learn more about Sixto Diaz Rodriguez obituary

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez Death – Popular Detroit, Michigan-born singer, and South African re-discovered talented star has passed away. Singer Sixto Rodriguez died unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, according to According to the management, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was pronounced dead at the early house today. He was 81 years of age.

It is with great sadness that we at announce that Sixto Diaz Rodriguez passed away earlier today. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to his daughters – Sandra, Eva, and Regan – and to all his family. Rodriguez was 81 years old. May His Dear Soul Rest In Peace

“Maybe today, I’ll slip away…” SIXTO RODRIGUEZ (10 JULY 1942 TO 9 AUGUST 2023)

Who Was Sixto Diaz Rodriguez?

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, born on July 10, 1942, is an esteemed American singer-songwriter hailing from the city of Detroit, Michigan. Despite the initial lack of enthusiasm for his profession in the United States, the individual had notable success in South Africa, Australia (having toured the country on two occasions during the earliest stages of his career), and New Zealand. For an extended period of time, the individual in question remained unaware of the significant success and impact his music had in South Africa.

It is widely thought that his record sales surpassed those of the renowned Elvis Presley in this region, along with other countries situated in southern Africa. There was a dearth of available information on his personal life, and a prevalent but erroneous rumor circulated suggesting that he had tragically taken his own life in the aftermath of his sophomore album’s release.

What Happened To Sixto Diaz Rodriguez?

According to management, Sixto Diaz Rodriguez passed away from old age. There are available records of the music crooner suffering from health complications. Jeff Ayliffe – Heard from a friend of the family that this music legend passed last night. The lyrics and unmistakable sound of the Cold Fact album will live with hundreds of thousands of South Africans until the day they die, especially those of us who did service during the SWA /Angola bush war. I was privileged to have spent some time looking afte r him during his visits to KFM when he was out shooting ‘Searching for Sugarman’ in 2012, where I also met his daughter Eva, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot in the US Airforce.

A humble and quiet man, Sixto Rodriguez made a brief comeback from obscurity, where fans were thrilled to hear those songs that brought back so many memories. He then faded away and went back to his quiet life away from the spotlight, hopefully with a sense of closure on a career that brought him a following of which he had been blissfully unaware. RIP Sixto. Thanks for the music. Thoughts with Eva.

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez Biograpghy and Early Career

Sixto Diaz Rodriguez was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1942. He was the sixth child of parents who came to the U.S. from Mexico and worked hard. Because he was their sixth boy, they gave him the name Sixto. His father came from Mexico to the United States in the 1920s, and his mother was an American Indian. They were part of a big group of Mexicans who moved to the Midwest to work in the factories of Detroit. At that time, Mexican newcomers faced a lot of isolation and being left out.

In the 1990s, Rodriguez’s friends in South Africa worked hard to find him and get in touch with him. This led to an unexpected comeback in his music career. This was shown in the documentary film Searching for Sugar Man, which won an Oscar in 2012, and helped bring Rodriguez some fame in his home country. Rodriguez got an honors Doctor of Humane Letters degree in May 2013 from Wayne State University in Detroit, where he used to go to school.

Rodriguez has been living in the historic Woodbridge area of Detroit, which is shown in the movie Searching for Sugar Man as he walks through it. He lives a simple life and doesn’t have a phone. Every so often, he goes to bars in the Cass Corridor area of Detroit, near Woodbridge and Midtown, like the Old Miami pub, where he has played live music for small crowds of locals.

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