RIP: Vicente Fernández

Vicente Fernández's iconic songs like "Volver, Volver" became classics, as millions worldwide mourn the news of his death at age 81.

He was a music superstar and the undisputed‘King of Rancheras. #VicenteFernández Recordamos las últimas presentaciones de Vicente Fernández en los escenarios. Detalles de su partida

The soulful singer earned three Grammys as well as nine Latin Grammys and inspired a new generation of performers. Vicente Fernández

This Mexican musical master was known as El Rey de la Música Ranchera. Born: February 17, 1940 (age 81), Guadalajara Died 12/12/21 Jalisco, Mexico/

The prolific artist and superstar sold more than 50 million records during his career. Many times in the past occasions, fake news reports of his death surfaced on the internet, leading him to release a video in which he humorously declared, ‘When I die, I’ll let you know.’”

Finally, as a bilingual #Latino journalist who has always fought for and believes in minority representation in the media, and a ⁦‪@washpostfaith‬⁩ devotee, this may be a case study for knowledge, wisdom, research, diversity, and cultural sensitivity that was mercilessly lost in translation.

Our condolences and collective hearts are broken but full of gratitude and privilege for having you along the way. Our sincerest prayers to Cuquita, @vicentefdzjr9, Gera, @alexoficial, Alejandra and the entire Fernández family. QEPD "The Sun of the Mexican People"!!! 

Rest In Peace, Vicentico. We all know you’ll be singing up there for Guadalupe, Juan Diego, and the rest of the Saints as well as the  Angels in heaven. ORALE!