Juan Gabriel dies of a heart attack at 66

The singer had just performed in Los Angeles on Friday night

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel has died at the age of 66 from a heart attack. KTLA-TV reports that Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted the news on Sunday (Aug 28th).

“I regret the death of Juan Gabriel, one of the great musical icons of our country,” the tweet reads. “My condolences to his family and friends.”

The singer died Sunday (Aug 28th) at 11:30 am at his home in Santa Monica, CA. Two days earlier, he had performed in front of more than 17,500 fans at The Forum in Inglewood as part of the “MeXXIco Is Everything” tour.

The singer, whose real name is Alberto Aguilera Valadez, was also known as “The Divo of Juarez.” Some of his best known songs include “Forgot Me Again,” “Eternal Love” and “Noa Noa.” He has also received numerous awards for his successful career.

Univision reports that the Mexican singer has written nearly 1,800 songs and recently released a tribute album to the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival in which he covered “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” and others.

Buddy Iahn
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