Simon Cowell tried to save Il Divo's Carlos Marin's life by sending private jet before his death from Covid, reveals ex

Simon Cowell tried to save Il Divo's Carlos Marin's life by sending private jet before his death from Covid, reveals ex

December 30, 2021

SIMON Cowell offered to send a plane for Il Divo star Carlos Marin to fly him to Spain for treatment before he died.

The singer, 53, died on December 19, days after being hospitalised with Covid.

Carlos was placed in a coma by doctors at Manchester Royal Hospital in
England, before losing his battle with the virus.

The late star's ex-wife, Geraldine Larrosa, has revealed The X Factor
boss – who put together the classical crossover group for his Syco label
in 2003 – was a huge support in the days leading to her husband's death.

Speaking to Spanish publication Hola!, Geraldine said: “Simon Cowell
personally phoned the hospital and offered to help with anything.

“To help him, send him a plane in case they could fly [to Spain] sooner. But it was impossible.

“He was very sick and he would not have survived the pressure of the


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Simon has been left “devastated” by his friend's passing.

The television personality, 62, said in a touching tribute to the
star: “I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right

”I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved
performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who
supported the group from day one.

"Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you."

Il Divo – which also features Urs Buhler, David Miller, and Sebastien
Izambard – had shared the news of Carlos' passing on their social media

They wrote: ”It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that
our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away. He will be missed
by his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or
spirit like Carlos.

“For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il
Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that
his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love — David, Sebastien and

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