Juan Gabriel, Mexican Music Superstar, Dies At 66

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Singer Juan Gabriel during the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Nov. 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Mexico is weeping for Juan Gabriel. The superstar singer-songwriter, known for his ballads of love and sadness, died Sunday at his home in Santa Monica, California at the age of 66.

Univision reported his death was due to a heart attack. Gabriel’s prowess spanned four decades with countless hits in Mexico. He earned six Grammy nominations and sold more than 100 million albums according to the Latin Recording Academy.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young remembers Gabriel’s music with Betto Arcos, host of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio.”

Music From The Segment

“Amor Eterno” (1991)


“No Tengo Dinero” (1971)


“Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez” (1974)




Betto Arcos, host of the podcast “The Cosmic Barrio.” He tweets @ArcosBetto.

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