Death: November 28, 1987 in Atizapan de Zaragoza
Víctor Yturbe (born Víctor Manuel De Anda Iturbe) was a Mexican singer, nicknamed "El Pirulí".
Yturbe was born in Mexico City. In the 1960s, he made his first contact with the artistic world, working as an aquatic clown in a water skiing show in Acapulco. After a spinal injury, he stayed in the Hotel Posada Vallarta in March 1964 where he started to sing professionally in the hotel's bar. Out of this experience came his first compositions, and in no time at all he recorded his first album, entitled "Noches en el Posada Vallarta", which included the popular track "Puerto Vallarta". Throughout his extensive career he recorded numerous albums, always with the collaboration of Chamin Correa, better known as the Primer Requinto de América, that have proven very successful in the 18 years since his death.
Yturbe left behind as his legacy numerous recordings, which years later, and digitally remastered, would be used by well-known musicians of Latin romantic music on a tribute CD with participants such as Cristian Castro (on the track Mil besos); Luis Fonsi (on the track Historia de un Amor) and Pandora (on the track Verdad Amarga), among many others.
Yturbe was murdered on November 28, 1987 in Atizapan de Zaragoza. He was shot after he opened the door to his house. The cause was never established and no one has ever been charged with his killing.