Early police reports state that the 69-year old musician died of asphyxia by hanging

By People Staff
August 20, 2007 02:00 PM

Actress Vanessa Bauche, 33 (Amores perros) is disconsolate, her father, the musician Héctor Armando Bauche Alcalde Merino, better known asTito Bauche, committed suicide. He hanged himself in the home of the comedian BOLD {Héctor Suárez}] in Cocoyoc, Mexico.

In a statement to the Mexican press, Suárez invited his friend to rest in his home, as he was suffering from a terrible emotional crisis. Last Friday a security guard found that the 69-year old artist hanged himself.. Preliminary investigations conducted by the State of Morelos’ Justice Department, discovered that he died of asphyxia by hanging.

According to Suárez, Bauche wrote three letters before his death. One addressed to him and the others to his children. The late artist was the first to introduce the Bossa Nova to Mexican audiences in the late ’50’s. He created a fusion of Afro-Caribbean rhythms with soul music, a style known as Latin soul.