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Ariel Camacho

Karin Katt/Del Records

Ariel Camacho, a popular Mexican singer who had many American fans, died Wednesday morning in a car crash outside of Sinaloa, Mexico. He was 22.

The young singer had been on tour promoting his most recent album, El Karma, which was recorded with label DEL Records. He was also recording new music with his band, Los Plebes del Rancho, shortly before he died.

"My heart is broken by the loss of Ariel Camacho," says Angel Del Villar, founder of DEL Records in a statement obtained by E! News. "Ariel was like a son to me. I knew he was going to transform the genre in Mexico and the United States. Millions of people would have become fans and would have gotten to know the inspiring young man I knew. We send our condolences to the families of all those involved in the accident."

Camacho was known for his Sierreno musical style, which featured acoustic guitars, bass and accordions played by the members of his band. El Karma gained him many fans when people found that they could relate to his lyrics.  

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Ariel Camacho

Karin Katt/Del Records