Singer and guitarist Peret has died at the age of 79.

The Rumba musician, born Pedro Pubill Calaf, passed away on Tuesday (27Aug14) following a battle with lung cancer, according to

Peret recorded his first album in 1962, but he was best known for his 1971 song Borriquito.

In 1992, he performed during the closing ceremony at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and was working on two albums at the time of his death.