1957 to 2009
December 16, 1957
May 12, 2009
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
Antonio Vega Tallés (a.k.a. Antonio Vega) (December 16, 1957 – May 12, 2009) was a Spanish pop singer-songwriter. He was born in Madrid and died in the same city, succumbing to lung cancer. He was 51 years old. In 1978 he formed the band Nacha Pop out of another band, Uhu-Helicopter. In 1980, Nacha Pop released their debut album. The band broke up in 1988 and Antonio began a solo career. On April 20, 2009 Antonio Vega was admitted to the Hospital Puerta de Hierro in Madrid due to acute pneumonia that forced him to suspend his tour. He died on May 12, at 51 years old, as a result of lung cancer that was diagnosed 10 months earlier.