Xavier Ortiz of the Mexican pop band Garibaldi dies at 48 after an apparent ...

Xavier Ortiz of the Mexican pop band Garibaldi dies at 48 after an apparent suicide in his home in Jalisco, Mexico

By Dan Heching For Dailymail.com

Published: 02:34 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 02:34 BST, 9 September 2020

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Singer, actor and dentist Xavier Ortiz of the pop group Garibaldi has died after an apparent suicide.

He was 48 years of age. 

The news was broken by a tweet from Sergio Mayer Bretón, Ortiz's former Garibaldi bandmate and current politician.

RIP: Singer, actor and dentist Xavier Ortiz of the pop group Garibaldi has died after an apparent suicide; seen on Instagram

RIP: Singer, actor and dentist Xavier Ortiz of the pop group Garibaldi has died after an apparent suicide; seen on Instagram

People Magazine reports that Mexican newspaper Reforma then confirmed the news, sharing that Ortiz had died by suicide Monday afternoon in his Guadalajara, Jalisco home in western Mexico. 

Xavier's ex-wife and Garibaldi bandmate Patricia Manterola also shared the news, via Instagram on Monday afternoon. 

Earlier this year, Ortiz revealed in an interview that he was dealing financial troubles at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and even allowed that it was affecting him emotionally.

Earlier this year: Ortiz revealed in an interview that he was dealing financial troubles at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and even allowed that it was effecting him emotionally

Earlier this year: Ortiz revealed in an interview that he was dealing financial troubles at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, and even allowed that it was effecting him emotionally

Father: Xavier is survived by an 8-year-old son, named for him, with his second ex-wife Carisa de León; seen with Xavi on Instagram in June, 2019

Father: Xavier is survived by an 8-year-old son, named for him, with his second ex-wife Carisa de León; seen with Xavi on Instagram in June, 2019

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