Roberto Cantoral was one of the most well-known composers and singers in Mexico and that is why his death gave rise to a legend, valued to this day.
Itatí’s father (the actress who rose to fame for the role of Soraya in the telenovela María, la del Barrio) died on August 7, 2010 from an acute myocardial infarction, defined as a “obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle”. The death occurred in Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico.
Ten years later, the actress lost her mother to COVID-19 and lived with this “the hardest moment” of his life, as he expressed publicly.
“El Reloj” and “La Barca” were two of the artist’s best-known creations, to which are added “Soy lo Prohibido”, “Yo no Voy a la Guerra”, “El Triste”, “Al Final
” and “El Cuervo”, among many others.
Some of the artists who interpreted Roberto’s songs were: Vicente Fernández, José José, Marc Anthony, Cristian Castro, Luis Miguel, Ximena Sariñana and the renowned Brazilian: Caetano Veloso.
Apparently it was his wife who motivated the writer to create this internationally famous theme. According to what El Heraldo reports, she was very sick in a hospital and while he accompanied her, she decided to write these letters that said: “Clock don’t mark the hours, because I’m going to go crazy.”
However, another strong rumor states that the artist fell in love with a person with whom he had a hidden romance and that is why he said in the song: “She’ll be gone forever when the sun rises again.”