Tejano musician Fito Olivares has died, it has been confirmed.
He was known for songs that were wedding and quinceanera mainstays, including the hit Juana La Cubana, has died.
Olivares was 75 years of age.
The noted saxophonist died on Friday morning (March 17) at home in Houston, according to his wife, Griselda Olivares.
She said he was diagnosed with cancer last year.
Born Rodolfo Olivares on April 1947, the late star grew up in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
Olivares began to play professionally in 1963, at the age of 16.
He later moved to Houston in 1980 with his brothers, forming Olivares y su Grupo La Pura Sabrosura.
Other songs he is known for include Aguita de Melon, El Chicle and El Colesterol.
Tejano is also known as Tex-Mex music.
In addition to playing the saxophone, he also played accordion, wrote songs and occasionally sang, his wife shared.
Griselda said their family had received a lot of support from fans on social media.
‘They played the music all over the world,’ she said.
Among those paying tributes following the sad news of his death was Ed Gonzalez, the sheriff for Harris County, where Houston is located.
‘Rest in peace to a legend we all grew up with, Fito Olivares,’ he tweeted.
‘Thank you for the music.’
Got a story?
If you’ve got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we’d love to hear from you.
MORE : Eamonn Holmes pays tribute to late mum as he prepares for first Mother’s Day without her
MORE : Avril Lavigne ‘gifted $80,000 necklace from new man Tyga’ following split from fiance Mod Sun
Follow Metro on Snapchat
You can follow our new Snapchat show Pop Cultur’d, the go-to place for all things pop culture.
Keep up with the latest Showbiz exclusives by following Metro Showbiz on Snapchat.
And football fans can indulge in all the transfer gossip and more on Metro Football on Snapchat.
Denial of responsibility! insideheadline is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.