Juan Gabriel dead at 66; he was Mexican music icon


(CNN) Latin American music icon Juan Gabriel has actually passed away, according to sources near the household and to Mexico’s news firm Notimex.

Juan Gabriel, whose legal name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez, was 66. He offered more than 100 million records throughout his profession, according to his site.
Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto stated in a tweet: “We lament the death of Juan Gabriel, among the most significant musical icons of our nation. My acknowledgements to his friends and family.” He included, “A voice and a skill that represented Mexico. His music is a tradition to the world. He left us prematurely. May he rest in peace.”