Paco de Lucia died today, February 26, 2014, in Cancun, Mexico. He was 66. Here he is in 2012:
This is probably my favorite video of Paco de Lucia. I think it is from a time just before he played with Al Di Meola on the Elegant Gypsy album. This clip shows his utter command of traditional, straight-ahead flamenco, versus the jazzy explorations for which he later became well-known.