Juan Gabriel dies on day of Don Haskins show


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Juan Gabriel performed in El Paso twice in 2015, once in February and once in December.

Eric Vasquez, Entertainment Editor

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Prolific Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel is reported to have died of a heart attack this morning in Santa Monica, California.


The concert has been canceled and refunds will be available starting Monday, August 29 at 10 a.m. at original point of purchase.

Gabriel was 66 years old. The El Paso homeowner was set to perform Sunday, Aug. 28th at the Don Haskins Center.

The “Divo of Juarez” is one of the most recognizable singers on the borderland. He is most famous for his love ballads including “Querida”, “Abrázame Muy Fuerte” and “Hasta Que Te Conocí.”

Gabriel performed in Los Angeles, CA and was on his way to El Paso as part of his “Méxxico is Todo” tour. He composed more than 1,800 songs and sold more than 100 million records in his career.

A Tv series documenting his life, “Hasta Te Conocí” began airing in July and is scheduled to air the finale tonight.