Luis Fernando Rizo Salom, a Colombian composer who held residencies in Paris and Madrid, has died in a when the deltaplane he was piloting crashed in Gault-Saint-Denis, northern France. Sara Reynaud, his sporting companion, was seriously injured.
Luis, 41, studied with Emmanuel Nunes and was composer in residence at Ircam and the Casa de Velasquez. Away from composing, he was 2011 French champion of delta flying. Our profound sympathies to his friends and family.