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Argentine Music Star, Actor Sandro Dies

Pioneering Latin American singer Sandro, known to fans and critics alike as Argentina's version of rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley, has died at the age of 64.

Sandro, whose real name was Roberto Sanchez, died Monday of complications from heart and lung transplant surgery.

Sandro began his career in the 1960s, becoming known for his gyrating hips that brought comparisons to Presley. He later went on to become a beloved ballad singer, recording 52 albums. He also acted in 16 movies.

In the 1970s, Sandro became the first Latin American singer to perform in New York City's historic Madison Square Garden.

Sandro was awarded a Latin Grammy Award in 2005 for lifetime achievement.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.