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The iconic Mexican singer Vicente Fernández died this Sunday, December 12 at the age of 81, leaving an impressive legacy of more than 50 years of songs, phrases and films that reflect the pride of being Mexican and of fighting against adversity.
Vicente Fernández vía Instagram
“Long live Huentitán!”
“El Charro de Huentitán” was born on February 17, 1940 in the town of Huentitán El Alto, Jalisco, Mexico.
His parents were Ramón Fernández and Paula Gómez de Fernández. He sang for the first time in a contest in Guadalajara when he was 14 years old in which he won the first prize. As a child I watched Pedro Infante’s films and dreamed of being like him. He married his wife Refugio “Cuquita” Abarca…