Singer Oscar D'Leon recovers from heart attack

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Posted: Dec 21, 2009 12:28 PM

Internationally renowned salsa singer Oscar D'Leon is recovering from a heart attack he suffered during a visit to Venezuela.

A cardiologist at a private health clinic in the capital city of Caracas says the 67-year-old Venezuelan native sought medical attention after suffering the attack Sunday.

Maria Rotolo says D'Leon remains under observation, but his life is not in danger.

The Ultimas Noticias newspaper quoted D'Leon manager Oswaldo Ponte on Monday as saying "Oscar is out of danger."

D'Leon is internationally known for his salsa music. His most famous song is "Lloraras," or "You Will Cry," which he recorded in 1975 with his group La Dimension Latina.

He won a Latin Grammy for best contemporary tropical album with "Fuzionando" in 2007.