Country Singer Ivana Pino Arellano Dies In Tragic Accident At 32

Photo: Municipality of Chanco

Ivana Pino Arellano, a rising Chilean country singer known as “La Rancherita de Chanco,” died in a tragic accident one day after her birthday. She was 32.

Pino died in a car crash in central Chile on Saturday, July 15. She reportedly lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete barrier, per multiple news outlets. Photos showed the damaged car flipped upside down following the accident. Pino reportedly died at the scene, while a passenger was injured and transported to a nearby hospital. That passenger’s condition was not immediately known as of publication time on Thursday (June 20). Officials are investigating the crash.

Pino, a mother of four, wrote in her final Facebook post on her 32nd birthday on Friday, June 14, “today, I thank God for allowing me to complete another year of life.” She thanked others for their birthday wishes “from the bottom of my heart.”

The Municipality of Chanco remembered the late singer as “an unforgettable figure whose charisma will forever resonate in our lives. Ivana personified the spirit of public service with passionate love, always willing to stand by people and find solutions even in the most difficult times. Studied and worked in our Municipality, with great responsibility and commitment.

“But beyond her professional achievements, we want to highlight the immense love Ivana had for her family. Her husband and children were the pillar of her existence, the reason behind every effort and sacrifice,” the tribute continued. “Her melodious voice and passionate singing, not only brought families together at every celebration but also revealed her artistic soul and mission to make people happy.

“The name ‘Ivana,’ for us, will always mean happiness and joy in its purest essence. Thank you Ivana, for giving us days full of light and harmony. Your departure leaves a void impossible to fill, but your legacy will endure through time, reminding us of the beauty of your spirit and the generosity of your heart. We will never forget you dear friend, the Rancherita de Chanco.”

Pino’s family, friends and fans gathered in her memory at a funeral service on Monday (June 17).

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