Now that is a tribute fit for the iconic singer that Juan Gabriel was and will always be through his music.
The Latin American Music Awards couldn't have been complete without honoring the late singer. Legendary Don Francisco said touching words about his friend and of the most influential voices in the world. The show closed on a bittersweet moment, but it was as powerful and moving as Juan Gabriel.
Singer Shaila Durcal, Aida Cuevas, Lila Downs, and 66 mariachi members all gave life to the unforgettable songs of "The Divo of Juarez."
Alberto "Juan Gabriel" Aguilera Valadez died the morning of August, 28, of natural causes at his home in Santa Monica, California, just two days after his sold-out show at the Forum in Inglewood, California. He was 66. The star was scheduled to perform that Sunday evening in El Paso, Texas, along with 15 other US tour dates that he had scheduled through December.
Fans and celebrities alike all mourning his untimely death, singer Marc Anthony shared a heartfelt message on his Instagram account saying, "Today the world of Latin music has lost a giant, an icon, and a legend that marked my life forever. He is responsible that my career took the route that it did from the very first day," Marc wrote in Spanish. "I am enormously saddened by the loss of one of my heroes. A life bigger than life itself dimmed today, but your music and legacy will stay with us forever. Rest in peace, my light."