DOB Unknown – November 23, 2011
Horacio “Gamexane” Villafañe was the founding guitarist for popular yet politically charged Argentine punk band, Todos Tus Muertos. The group, which formed in 1985, found a sizable following thanks in part to their seamless marriage of punk, reggae and hip-hop. After being named Best International Group by La Banda Elastica, Todos Tus Muertos signed with Grita! Records, the label founded by ex-Bad Religion drummer, Jay B. Ziskraut. The band, who has recorded with Manu Chao and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, to name just a couple, took a hiatus in 2000, but relaunched in 2004. They continued to tour and record until Villafañe fell ill while on a recent tour of Mexico. As was reported in Tiny Mix Tapes, Horacio Villafañe was diagnosed with a digestive hemorrhage which ultimately lead to his death on November 23, 2011. He was 48.