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Vicente Fernández Latest News: Legendary Mexican singer, dies after being hospitalized due to a fall

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Vicente Fernández, a beloved Mexican singer who has been awarded three Grammy Awards and nine Latin Grammy Awards and inspired a new generation of artists, including his son Alejandro Fernández, has been passed away on Sunday. He was 81 years old.

Fernández is known for hits like “El Rey,” “Volver, Volver” and “Lástima que sea ajena,” and his ability to manipulate ranchera and mariachi musical styles has captivated fans far beyond borders. Mexican world.

“It is an honor and pride to share with everyone a wonderful musical career and give everything to the audience,” the Fernández family said on their official Instagram account. “Thank you for your continued appreciation, thank you for your continued singing.”

His family said Fernández, also known as Chente, died at 6:15 a.m. at a hospital in Jalisco state. Funeral plans have not been announced. In August, he suffered a serious fall and has been hospitalized ever since for that and other illnesses.

“One of the most important artists of Mexican popular culture, the undisputed icon of ranchera music, has passed away. A million mariachis accompany you on your way,” said Alejandra Frausto, secretary Mexican culture, said on Twitter.

She alludes to Fernández often singing on December 12 to mark the Catholic pilgrimage to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, an event that draws large crowds. The memorial service was held on Sunday after it was canceled last year because of the pandemic.

Fernández has sold more than 50 million records and appeared in more than 30 films. In April 2016, he said goodbye to the stage in front of about 85,000 people at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. Audiences came from northern Mexico as well as the United States, Colombia and other Latin American countries for the event.

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