Friends, family and fans of Sergio Gómez bid farewell to the K-Paz de la Sierra singer yesterday during a ceremony at the Mexico City Cathedral. His remains will be sent today to Indiana, in the United States, where he will be buried, reported Mexican newspaper El Universal.
The funeral procession made its way through the streets of the Aztec capital, transporting Gómez’s body to the church. The singer’s brothers, Juan and Óscar Gómez, along with the remaining members of K-Paz de la Sierra traveled with the caravan.
Those who attended the ceremony prayed a rosary in honor of the deceased musician, and mourners waited in line to view the coffin containing Gómez’s body. The group AK-7 and singer José Manuel Zamacona were also present.
Now four days after his death, the singer’s body will be moved to the United States, where he lived 12 years ago and where his three children, Edith, Nayeli and Pablo Gómez, still live. His remains will be kept in a funeral home in Mexico City until documents authorizing the transport to Indiana are acquired. Once in the Midwest state, Gómez will receive a Christian burial.
Days before his death, the musician mentioned that he had been receiving threatening phone calls that made him fear for his life. Humberto Durán, the group’s backup singer, revealed that before their last concert together, Gómez expressed: “I’m not afraid of dying, and if I die, I’ll die happy because I’ve taken the group (K-Paz de la Sierra) where I wanted.”