Jorge Santana, a musician and the youngest brother of guitarist Carlos Santana, died of natural causes on Thursday. He was 68.
Carlos Santana announced the death of his brother on his Facebook page on Friday.
“We take time to celebrate the magnificent spirit of our beloved brother Jorge,” Carlos wrote. “He transitioned unto the realm of light that cast no shadow. The eyes of my heart clearly see him right in between our glorious and magnificent mother Josefina and our father Jose.”
Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Santana was the youngest of three brothers and started playing the guitar after Carlos did. When he was 14, Santana began playing the guitar in San Francisco where he joined a high school band called The Malibus in the 1960s. The band later changed its name to Malo, Spanish for “bad.” The new name came from the band’s frontman’s mother who would tell them, “todos ustedes son malos,” meaning “all of you are bad.”