(CBS Connecticut) – Mexican crooner Juan Gabriel has died in Santa Barbara, California at age 61. Born Alberto Aguilera Valadez, he brought fans across Latin
America and Spain to tears with his songs of love and heartbreak. His last performance took place Friday at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Mexican president
Enrique Pena Nieto expressed sorrow on his official Twitter account over the singer’s death. Other Spanish-speaking singers, like Marc Anthony, covered hits like
“Hasta Que Te Conoci”.