Juan Gabriel, real name Alberto Aguilera Valadez, passed away suddenly Sunday as has been widely reported.
Juan Gabriel was a giant in the music industry and is as popular now as ever. As importantly, Juan Gabriel was a beloved father and grandfather. He is survived by his sons and grandchildren.
Juan Gabriel’s son Ivan Aguilera stated, “My father’s untimely passing is a tragic loss for all of us, his family, colleagues, and fans alike. We give heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of condolences we have received from around the world including from President Enrique Pena Nieto. We know that our father will miss entertaining his countless fans, who brought him tremendous joy in life.”
The family will release further details regarding Juan Gabriel’s passing in the coming days. In the meantime, the family respectfully asks Juan Gabriel’s fans and the worldwide media to allow them this very brief window to mourn the loss of Juan Gabriel.