Legendary Mexican singer Vicente Fernández dead at 81

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 14: Vicente Fernández performs onstage during the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Don Vicente Fernández, the “King of Rancheras,” died Sunday morning at 81 years of age.

As reported by The Arizona Republic, Fernández had been hospitalized and diagnosed with Guillen-Barré syndrome.

His family released the following statement, translated:

We regret to inform you of his death on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6:15 am. It was an honor and a great pride for him to share his great musical career with everyone and to give everything for his audience. Thank you for continuing to applaud, thank you for continuing to sing.

Written by SBG San Antonio

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