Vicente Fernández

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Vicente Fernández
Background information
Birth nameVicente Fernández Gómez
Born(1940-02-17)February 17, 1940
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
DiedDecember 12, 2021(2021-12-12) (aged 81)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
GenresRanchera, Bolero, Ballad
Occupation(s)Singer, actor
Years active1952–2016
LabelsSony Music

Vicente Fernández Gómez (February 17, 1940 – December 12, 2021) was a Mexican singer and actor. He is known as Chente or El Rey De La Canción Ranchera (The King of Ranchera Music). He had sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Fernandez had won eight Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. His career spanned for over 60 years until his retirement in 2016.

Fernández was born on February 17, 1940 in Jalisco, Mexico.[1] He had three children including Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández.

Fernández was hospitalized after falling at his home in Guadalajara on August 6, 2021.[2] He died on December 12, 2021 from problems caused by that fall at 6:15 am in a hospital in his home town Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico at the age of 81.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Jeff Tamarkin (Rovi Corporation). "Vicente Fernández - Biography". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Archived from the original on 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  2. "Vicente Fernández in 'Serious But Stable' Condition After Severe Fall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
  3. Chung, Christine (12 December 2021). "Vicente Fernández, 'El Rey' of Mexican Ranchera Music, Is Dead at 81". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  4. "Vicente Fernández, king of Mexican ranchera music, dies at 81". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 12 December 2021.

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