Mexico - Latin American music icon and Mexico's bestselling artist of all time Juan Gabriel died of a heart attack on Sunday at age 66 in Santa Monica, California.
Mexico – Latin American music icon and Mexico’s bestselling artist of all time Juan Gabriel died of a heart attack on Sunday at age 66 in Santa Monica, California.
The Mexican singer died a day after he performed at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Gabriel was scheduled to perform in El Paso, Texas Sunday night as part of a fall U.S. tour, but that concert was cancelled.
“Alberto Aguilera Valadez ‘Juan Gabriel’ passed away suddenly earlier today as has been widely reported,” the singer’s family said in a statement Sunday.
Born in Parácuaro, Michoacán in 1950, Gabriel penned over 1,500 songs and left behind a rich legacy of music that influenced generations of artists in Latin music and beyond.