Buena Vista Social Club Bassist Dead at 76

Sad news to report: Internationally acclaimed bassist Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez died at the age of 76 in a Havana hospital on Monday after undergoing prostate surgery. One of the founding members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club, Lopez enjoyed international success with the Cuban group and individually—his self-titled album, released in 2002, was a critical success. "We have lost a great companion," said Cuban musician Manuel Galban, who played with Lopez for decades, "I will remember his as marvelous, both in his music and as a person."