Vicente Fernández, an icon of traditional Mexican music, has died. He was 81. The announcement from his family did not give a cause of death, but the singer had been hospitalized since August, after a fall at his Guadalajara ranch in the central state of Jalisco required an emergency spinal surgery.
The couple had four biological children: Vicente Jr., Alejandro, Gerardo and Alejandra Fernández. Alejandra was the last to join the family.
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Vicente Fernández is survived by his four sons, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Scroll down to have a look at some of the members of the Fernández dynasty.
Accompanied by his mariachi band, Mr. Fernández brought ranchera music, which emerged from the ranches of Mexico in the 19th century, to the rest of Latin America and beyond. In his signature charro outfit and intricately embroidered sombrero, a celebration of the genre’s countryside origins, he performed at some of the largest venues in the world.
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Fernández, known also by his nickname ″Chente,″ died at 6:15 a.m. in a hospital in Jalisco state, his family said. Funeral plans were not announced. In August, he had suffered a serious fall and had been hospitalized since then for that and other ailments.
He died after suffering a serious fall on his ranch and developing pneumonia.
“One of the most important artists of Mexican popular culture, the undisputed symbol of ranchera music, dies. A million mariachis accompany you on your way,” Alejandra Frausto, Mexico’s culture secretary, said on Twitter.
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