In 1972, Villamil left his medical practice to dedicate himself to his music. By that time, he had several Gold Records and had won many awards. During his life, he was selected by Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the former Soviet Union for various musical awards.
After the funeral Wednesday, the Colombian television station RCN reported that Villamil had been responsible for writing songs that helped "...millions of Colombians fall in love." Here is one of his more famous love songs -- also a Colombian top 100 -- "Me Llevarás en Tí". FYI, several of his songs are available on Itunes for download.