Maria Pizarro, mother of singer Alejandro Sanz, died in her native Alcala de los Gazules, officials in the southern Spanish town told Efe on Friday.
They said Pizarro passed away in the family home at about 11:00 p.m. Thursday of a heart attack.
“She was the boss,” Sanz said on Twitter of his mother’s death. “Her truth was made of marble and her innocence of green pineapples.”
“Don’t let time decide. Don’t let it beat you…Call your parents right now and tell them they are the most important thing in your life. A big hug and thanks again. Life goes on but badly,” the singer told his more than 5.5 million Twitter followers.
“I’ll try to sleep. I want you to know that she loved all of you so much. You were always on her mind. And she would have made a garbanzo bean soup for each and every one of you if she could. Thanks for your affection. There is no consolation,” Sanz said.
Alejandro was named the adopted son of Alcala de los Gazules, where he spent his summers from childhood through his teens.
The Spanish singer, who has sold more than 22 million discs worldwide, lost his father Jesus Sanchez Madero in 2005 and soon after dedicated to him his 2006 Grammy Award.
Sanchez Madero, also a musician who in the 1960s was a member of the Trio Juventud, gave Sanz his first guitar.