Grammy-winning Mexican singer Vicente Fernández passess away.

Grammy-winning singer Vicente Fernández, the prolific and beloved Mexican artist who sold more than 50 million records in his career, died Sunday 12 December 2021 at age 81 in Mexico.

A cause of death was not released for Fernández, who was injured in a fall in August.

Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Fernández was revered as a national treasure in Mexico and as the King of Rancheras, a popular music genre that originated there. Affectionally called El Rey, or the king, he recorded more than 300 songs during his career. He was signed to Mexico’s CBS Records in 1966 and his hit songs include “Volver, Volver,” “Mujeres Divinas” and “El Rey.”

Fernández won three Grammy awards, with the first coming in 2010 for best regional Mexican album for “Necesito de Tí.” His most recent came in 2017, when “Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)” won in the best regional Mexican album (including Tejano) category.”

He was also an eight-time Latin Grammy winner, and was an accomplished actor as well, appearing in more than 30 films.

Source: www.nydailynews.com


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