Latino Community Mourns The Loss Of Music Icon Juan Gabriel

When fans attended Juan Gabriel’s sold out concert in Los Angeles on Friday (Aug. 26), they weren’t under the impression that it would be his last. In fact, the music icon was gearing up to grace the stage yet again in Texas as part of his MeXXIco Es Todo Tour before news of his death circled the web.

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Gabriel, 66, reportedly suffered a heart attack in Santa Monica at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 28), hours before his set in the predominantly Hispanic city of El Paso. The acclaimed singer-songwriter passed away before his life story took center on Telemundo’s newest series Hasta Que Te Conoci, duly named after his classic ballad.

Throughout his 45-year career, the “Divo de Juárez” has sold over 100 million records including mega hits “Así Fue,” “Querida” and “Yo Te Recuerdo.” To say that the Latino community has lost a king is an understatement as many have flocked to social media to pay their respects to the late legend.