Mexican Singer José José Dies at 71 After Battle with Pancreatic Cancer
Mexican singer José José, known as The Prince of Song, has passed away at 71 years old after two years of battling pancreatic cancer.

José José was being treated for pancreatic cancer in a South Florida hospital.

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His assistant announced his death to the LA Times. On Saturday, the Mexican singer known as El Principe De La Cancion (The Prince of Song) passed away in a South Florida hospital.

His cause of death has not been revealed, but the singer was known to be fighting pancreatic cancer since 2017. In a video published in 2017 March, the singer said, ‘” want to be the one to inform you guys what is happening in my life and career, like I have been doing all my life.”

He added, “I want to you to know that aside from the small tumor, I am well. I am ready to take on this new adventure in my life.”


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José José started playing the guitar at 15 years old and released his first album in 1969 at 21 years old. The following year, he released La Nave Del Olvido, which became very popular in Mexico.

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He has sold over 120 million records in his career, and has starred in 14 movies. H also received the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004.

One fan wrote of his death on social media, “His music prevalent in my childhood memories to the night my grandmother passed away never forgotten.” Another one wrote, “Finally home and I cant go to bed before a few #JoseJose songs and drinking in his memory.”

Another person wrote, “Why this hit me this bad tho Mexico lost a Legend today being Mexicana /Hispanic or Spanish speaker y’all know you’re moms and dads or grandparents bumped his shit and it rubs off on us.”

“Truly saddens me! Growing up my mom would play his songs and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with them! A true legend! May you Rest In Peace,” another one wrote.

(Image source: Twitter)
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May he rest in peace.

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