He was known as ‘El Divo de Juarez,’ because he lived much of his life in Ciudad Juarez in the northern state of Chihuahua. Affectionately called ‘Juanga,’ he sang genres such as ‘rancheras,’ ballads and boleros, and was one of the most beloved Spanish-language singers.
He had many successes, but perhaps among the songs he sang, two of the best known are ‘Amor eterno’ and ‘Hasta que te conoci.’ By paradox of life, the last chapter of the television series about his life, entitled ‘Hasta que te conoci’ and broadcast here from July 10, would end yesterday night.
After knowing the news here, not only President Enrique Peña Nieto lamented his death through his Twitter account, but also many other Mexican politicians did the same. Artists such as Marco Antonio Solis, Vicente and Alejandro Fernandez, among others, echoed the sad event, as well as other international singers expressed their regret.
In his last concert on Saturday, as part of his tour ‘Mexico es todo,’ Juan Gabriel showed his pride for the country where he was born. His beloved Mexico mourns him today.