Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel passes away at age 66
The musical icon referred to as the ‘Divo of Juárez’ passed away in his Santa Monica, California home Sunday morning.
Singer-songwriter Alberto Aguilera Valadez, referred to as Juan Gabriel, died of a cardiac arrest Sunday in Santa Monica, California, at 66 years of ages.
Born Jan. 7, 1950, in Parácuaro, Michoacán, the Mexican icon passed away at 11:43 a.m. local time, loved ones confirmed. Selena Barros, a private investigator with the Los Angeles coroner’s office, validated that Gabriel died of natural causes.
The vocalist had actually just carried out Friday evening as part of the “Mexico is every little thing” excursion for some 17,500 fans in L.a, California, where he appeared energetic and full of life. He was slated to perform in El Paso Sunday.
Among the most prolific songwriters in Mexican history, he created around 1,800 tunes. He just recently launched a homage album to rock band Creedence, showcasing the song “Gracias al sol,” his version of the tune “Have You Ever before Seen The Rain?” by Creedence Clearwater Rebirth.
With more than 35 cds over the course of his 45-year profession, Juan Gabriel’s songs became the soundtrack to the lives of numerous Mexicans from several generations. He began doing at clubs as well as took place to execute at locations like New York’s Madison Square Garden and also Mexico City’s Royal residence of Fine Arts.
Fans and celebs from Ricky Martin to Gloria Trevi mourned his death on social media sites Sunday afternoon. “mexican singer juan gabriel is our Elvis,” Colombian vocalist Juanes told Signboard this month. Marc Anthony, a Puerto Rican vocalist, wept during a show Sunday as he wanted Juan Gabriel goodbye.
Juan Gabriel’s body of work consisted of more than 1,000 pieces videotaped by over 800 artists in languages such as Japanese, Portuguese, German, Italian, Turkish, English and also French.
Likewise known as “The Divo of Juárez,” the singer attained fame in Mexico and worldwide with tunes like “Se me olvidó otra vez,” “Amor eterno” as well as “Noa noa,” getting many honors for his effective profession, consisting of six Grammy elections.
Juan Gabriel was likewise understood for sustaining immigrant civil liberties in the USA and for backing massive objections in 2006 asking for comprehensive immigration reform.
The youngest of 10 kids, Aguilera was the child of Gabriel Rodriguez Aguilera and also Victoria Valadés Rojas, who were peasants. He never married, and chose not to comment publicly on his sexual preference. He had four children with his close friend Laura Salas.
Throughout his last show Friday, a message flashed on the screens at LA’s Inglewood Online forum: “Congratulations to everybody that is proud to be that they are.”