Legendary Mexican Ranchera singer VICENTE FERNÁNDEZ died SUNDAY morning (12/12) in GUADALAJARA at 81. No official cause of death was released, but FERNÁNDEZ had been fighting several ailments in recent years and a fall at his ranch in AUGUST led to respiratory inflammation and hospitalization.
San Antonians with fond memories of the music legend reflected on his passing and mourned his death on social media Sunday. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, in a Facebook post, called Fernández “an international icon who brought the beauty of Mexican culture into households across the world.
Vicente Fernández, the cowboy crooner who became known as El Rey, the king of Mexican ranchera music, performing traditional songs across Latin America and the United States with his operatic voice and sprawling mariachi group,