Bolivian musicians died when they were 37

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William Bendeck

William Bendeck (January 5, 1934 Bolivia-November 14, 1971) was a Bolivian race car driver.

He was particularly known for his participation in the Carrera Panamericana, a legendary long-distance race in Mexico. Bendeck won the race twice, in 1954 and 1955, driving a Ferrari. He was also involved in Formula One racing, competing in one Grand Prix in 1962. Bendeck died tragically in a plane crash in 1971, while piloting a small aircraft in Bolivia. Despite his short career, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest race car drivers to come out of Bolivia.

Bendeck was born in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, and grew up in a wealthy family. His love for racing started at an early age, and he began competing in local races in Bolivia before moving to Mexico to pursue his career. Bendeck quickly gained recognition for his skill and daring on the race track, and became a crowd favorite in Mexico.

Apart from his success in the Carrera Panamericana and Formula One racing, Bendeck also won the 6 Hours of Mexico endurance race twice, in 1960 and 1961. He was known for his fearless attitude on the track, which often resulted in spectacular crashes but also earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow drivers.

Bendeck's death was a great loss to the racing community in Bolivia and beyond. He left behind a wife and three children, and was remembered by his fans as a charismatic and talented driver who pushed the limits of what was possible. Today, his legacy lives on through the William Bendeck Foundation, which supports talented young drivers in Bolivia and promotes road safety.

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