Juan Gabriel, Latin American music icon, dies at 66
Latin American music icon Juan Gabriel has died, according to sources close to the family and to Mexico’s news agency Notimex.
Juan Gabriel, whose legal name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez, was 66. He sold more than 100 million records during his career, according to his website.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in a tweet: “We lament the death of Juan Gabriel, one of the biggest musical icons of our country. My condolences to his family and friends.” He added, “A voice and a talent that represented Mexico. His music is a legacy to the world. He left us too soon. May he rest in peace.”
Juan Gabriel performed at The Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night. On Sunday he was scheduled to sing at a concert on El Paso, Texas.