Joan Sebastian

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Joan Sebastian
Joan Sebastian Pepsi Center (cropped).jpg
Joan Sebastian at Pepsi Center on August 22, 2009.
Background information
Birth nameJose Manuel Figueroa
Born(1951-04-08)April 8, 1951
Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico
DiedJuly 13, 2015(2015-07-13) (aged 64)
Teacalco, Guerrero, Mexico
OccupationsSinger/composer, actor, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1977-2015
WebsiteJoan Sebastian

José Manuel Figueroa Sr.[1] (April 8, 1951 – July 13, 2015), better known as Joan Sebastian (pronounced [xoˈan seβaˈstjan]), was a Mexican singer-songwriter.[2][3] He has written over a thousand songs including compositions for Vicente Fernández, Lucero, Pepe Aguilar, and Rocío Dúrcal.[4] His music is a mixture of Latin pop, ranchera and grupera music.

On July 13, 2015, Sebastian died at his ranch in Cruz de la Sierra, Teacalco, Guerrero, Mexico, from bone cancer, aged 64.[5][6][7]

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  1. Edmundo Perez Que me entierren con narcocorridos 2012 "... de Marco Enrique Yépez Uribe, el Jarocho o el Comandante Alex, principal testigo de la PGR, era un rancho situado en Juliantla, Guerrero, propiedad del cantante José Manuel Figueroa, conocido artísticamente como Joan Sebastian.
  2. "Muere el cantante Joan Sebastian". Televisa (in Spanish). July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. "Joan Sebastian Dies: 'El Rey Del Jaripeo' Dead At 64, Loses Battle With Cancer". Latin Times. 13 July 2015.
  4. "Muere Joan Sebastian, el cantautor mexicano". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  5. Tinoco, Armando (July 13, 2015). "Joan Sebastian Dies: 'El Rey Del Jaripeo' Dead At 64, Loses Battle With Cancer". Latin Times. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  6. Cobo, Lelia (July 13, 2015). "Joan Sebastian, Mexican Music Superstar, Dies at 64". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  7. "Mexican ballad singer Joan Sebastian dies at age 64". Denver Post. July 13, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.

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