He threw himself on the window of his Mestre apartment located on the sixth floor of the building. The musician lived with his elderly mother and a nurse who took care of him. Tormented by depression, he decided to kill himself.
Quarantotto worked as a songwriter as well. He was well known for creating the lyrics of the famous “Con te partiro” (“With you, I will leave”) sang in duet by Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, but composed also for other Italian artists such as Caterina Caselli.
Upon his debut in 1982, Quarantotto was considered a songwriter with a “ferocious” voice rarely to be found in Italy. But neither his first album, “Di mattina molto presto”, nor the second, “Ehi la” did not enjoy the public success, despite the favorable chronicles. One reason is the reluctance of artists to appear on TV.
At the hearing of the terrible news, Andrea Boceli confessed one of his greatest regret: “How strange is life! I interpreted his songs, but I realize that I knew too little about Lucio. We recorded together a few years ago, but did not visit each other. And that, in a sense, my pain increases, “said tenor. Now is too late. And even if, as Bocelli said Lucio Quarantotto will remain immortal through his music, he will not be there to enjoy every success.