Carlos' case was so severe, he had to be intubated. He died on December 19 at the age of 53.
The band was devastated, saying, "There will never be another voice or spirit like Carlos'," and Simon was grief-stricken as well. Simon said, "I am finding this so difficult to put into words how I feel right now. I am devastated Carlos Marin has passed away. He loved life. He loved performing and always had so much appreciation towards the fans who supported the group from day 1. Rest in peace Carlos. I will miss you."