The Latin music business is mourning the loss of life of Vicente Fernández.
Ricky Martin, Maluma, and Gloria Estefan have been among the many many buddies and followers who paid tribute to the late mariachi legend, who died Sunday at age 81, 4 months after he suffered a fall that put him on a ventilator within the ICU.
“My heart is broken. Don Chente was an angel to me his entire life. He loved me and I loved him. Whenever I went to Guadalajara, he’d come to my concerts and go. The only thing that makes my soul feel better in this moment is that every time that we saw each other, I told him how important he was to me,” Martin, 49, wrote on Twitter. “All my love and strength to his family and everyone suffering this great loss.”
Maluma, 27, posted a throwback selfie with Fernández to Instagram. “He’ll continue being ‘THE KING.’ Sending a hug filled with strength to his family whom I love,” he wrote within the caption.
“Today is a difficult and painful day for the world of music with the loss of a Mexican titan who, for decades, took his roots to the highest all over the world,” Estefan, 64, wrote, posting a photograph of Fernández on Instagram.
“Don Vicente Fernández leaves us with a legacy of songs, movies and new generations who will continue to sing his songs and elevate his name with every note. Sharing my condolences to his family and with everyone who loved and respected him. I am one of his biggest fans and will continue loving him, respecting hi. And admiring the great person he was and the footprints he leaves in history,” she continued.
Mario Lopez additionally posted a tribute on Instagram. “Vicente Fernández was not just a singer. He was the voice of a culture who filled the households of many of us who grew up listening to his songs. His music is the soundtrack to a ton of memories,” he wrote. “Today all of Mexico and the world mourn one of the best ever. Damn, I’m sad…”
“The legend of all legends. You will be missed but never forgotten,” wrote Pitbull, including: “Enjoy the heavens and some tequila from king to king. Dale maestro!”
Alejandro Sanz additionally posted a photo of himself and Fernández with a touching tribute. ”Sad day. No words. The history of Mexican music will always hold the name Vicente, my friend. You are and will always be THE KING forever. Your legacy is history. Sending a hug to your family,” he wrote.
“There are days where the light shines a bit less because a star has left us,” Luis Fonsi wrote, posting a photo of himself with Vicente and son Alejandro Fernández. “It was a pleasure to share time with you — life and history with one of the biggest legends that music has ever known. Sending strength to the whole family. Viva Mexico.”
Nation star George Strait additionally paid tribute to his fellow music legend on Twitter.
“Sad news today. We lost The amazing legendary Vicente Fernández this morning. One of my heroes. May he Rest In Peace and may God bless and comfort his family,” he wrote. “Hasta la Cruz Chente!!”
Fernández famously gained 4 Grammys and eight Latin Grammys and is accountable for writing a few of the style’s largest hits, together with “Por Tu Maldito Amor,” “Volver Volver,” “Acá Entre Nos,” “Hermoso Cariño,” “Mujeres Divinas,” and covers comparable to “El Rey” and “Camino de Guanajuato,” to title just a few.
El Ídolo de México‘s household announced the musician’s death Sunday morning on Instagram. “It was an honor and a great pride to share with everyone his great musical career. He gave everything to his audience,” learn the publish. “Thank you for continuing to applaud, thank you for continuing to sing.”
The ranchero star’s loss of life comes after his household shared in August that he was in “serious but stable” condition and on a ventilator following a fall at his Guadalajara ranch.
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