...gripped the nation in a similar manner to when Franco had died 17 years previously, however, unlike the latter, Camarón de la Isla, who was just forty-one when he died, was about to become a martyr. Within hours of the sad news of his passing, Spain ... would witness an extraordinary outpouring of grief. The people of San Fernando entered a period of uncontrolled lamentation for the boy whose name was derived from the fact that he had the physique of a shrimp. Camarón de la Isla died in the Hospital ... to his final resting place in San Fernando in Cadiz. Just ten months previously, Camarón had performed a sell-out opening concert in the Expo’s newly erected Cartuja concert hall, although it was obvious during this concert that all was not well.