by: Paola Cepeda, Nexstar Media Wire

Posted: 12/12/2021 / 3:43 PM EST
Updated: 12/12/2021 / 3:43 PM EST

FILE PHOTO – (Photo AP / Claudio Cruz)

HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) – Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, “Don Chente”, has died on the age of 81.

Fernández was recognized for iconic songs like “Volver, Volver” and “Hermoso Cariño”. He was recognized to many as “El Rey de las Rancheras”.

The singer’s social media pages introduced that he had died early Sunday morning.

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“It was an honor and an excellent pleasure to share an excellent musical profession with everybody and to offer every little thing for the viewers,” mentioned the Fernández household on his official Instagram account. “Thank you for persevering with to applaud, thanks for persevering with to sing.”

He has struggled with quite a few well being issues in recent times. He was just lately hospitalized after falling on his ranch and injuring his spinal twine.

Fernández has offered greater than 50 million data and has appeared in additional than 30 movies. In April 2016, he mentioned goodbye to round 85,000 individuals within the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. For the event, spectators from northern Mexico in addition to the United States, Colombia and different Latin American nations had traveled.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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