Sunday, September 29, 2019

Legendary Mexican singer José José dies at 71

Mexican crooner José José, the elegant dresser who moved audiences to tears with melancholic love ballads and was known as the “Prince of Song,” has died at the age of 71.

Mexican artists’ association ANDI confirmed the death in a Twitter post Saturday.

Multiple media outlets also said the singer had died of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in South Florida.

José José, whose real name is José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz, climbed to the top of the Latin charts in the 1970s with slow songs such as “El Triste” or “The Sad Man,” and “Amar y querer” or “Love and want.” José José’s music also became popular in countries including Japan and Russia.