Julio Melgar was a Guatemalan Christian singer, pastor, and worship leader who was known for songs like “Creo en Ti”, “¿A Quien Iré?” and “Estas Aqui”. He died on April 19, 2019, in Guatemala City, at the age of 46. But what was the cause of his death? And how did he live his life as a faithful servant of God?
Julio Melgar’s Life and Ministry
Julio Melgar was born on October 16, 1972, in Guatemala. He had a passion for music since he was a child and learned to play various instruments. He met God when he was 10 years old and dedicated his life to serving Him through music.
He recorded his first album, “En Tu Presencia”, in 1999 and followed it with several others, such as “Tu Eres El Gozo”, “Creo en Ti”, and “Estas Aqui”. His songs were popular among the Christian community in Latin America and beyond. He also collaborated with other artists, such as Marcos Witt, Marco Barrientos, and Danilo Montero.
He traveled around the world to share the gospel and his testimony through music and preaching. He participated in events such as Expolit, Festival de Esperanza, and Festival Promesas. He also founded the Julio Melgar Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports social projects and missions in Guatemala and other countries.
Julio Melgar’s Cause of Death and Legacy
Julio Melgar was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2017 and underwent several treatments, including chemotherapy and surgery. He faced his illness with courage and faith, trusting in God’s will and power. He continued to worship and minister to others, even from his hospital bed.
On March 2019, a concert named “United with Melgar” was organized by his friends and fellow artists to honor him and raise funds for his medical expenses. The concert was held in Guatemala City and featured performances by Marcos Witt, Alex Campos, Marcela Gandara, and others. Thousands of people attended the event and joined in a time of worship and prayer for Melgar.
He died on April 19, 2019, in Guatemala City, at the age of 46. The news of his death was announced on his official Facebook page, which read: “Today at 2:00 p.m. our beloved Julio Melgar finished his career on this earth and went to the presence of God. We are grateful for his life and legacy. We ask for your prayers for his family and ministry.”
His death was mourned by his fans and admirers, who expressed their condolences and gratitude for his music and ministry. His songs and messages continue to inspire and encourage millions of people around the world. He was a talented and faithful singer who touched many lives with his extraordinary gift. He was a remarkable man who left behind a lasting impression on everyone who knew him.