Il Divo singer Carlos Marin has passed away at the age of just 53. According to the British press, Marin died in hospital in Manchester, England, after a serious case of COVID-19.

The Daily Mail reported that Marin had been in a medically-induced coma, but he's now been taken off life support. His Il Divo bandmates confirmed the terrible news on Sunday, Dec. 19.

Il Divo announces death of Carlos Marin from COVID-19

On Twitter, Il Divo wrote today: "It is with heavy hearts that we are letting you know that our friend and partner, Carlos Marin, has passed away.

"He will be missed by his friends, family and fans. There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos."

The band's tribute continued: "For 17 years the four of us have been on this incredible journey of Il Divo together, and we will miss our dear friend. We hope and pray that his beautiful soul will rest in peace. With Love -- David, Sebastien and Urs."

Il Divo Singer Carlos Marin Has Died From COVID-19

Marin was born in West Germany in 1968 but grew up in Madrid, Spain. He recorded his first album at age 8 and launched a successful singing career in musicals, TV and film.

But he was probably best known for his work with Il Divo, the successful pop-opera quartet which formed in 2004.

Marin, from Spain, had joined the Swiss Urs Bühler, American David Miller, and French Sébastien Izambard in the group. Il Divo released nine albums and they were a popular touring attraction around the world for nearly two decades.

Marin's battle with COVID-19, however, quickly became critical. He was hospitalized on Dec. 8 and El Español reported this week that he was "in an induced coma."

On Dec. 16, Il Divo also tweeted: "Our dear friend and partner, Carlos, is in the hospital. We are hoping and praying for a speedy recovery."

Less than two weeks after entering hospital, Carlos Marin has died. May he rest in peace.