Azteca America will provide in its news programs full coverage of the tributes scheduled to take place in the next few days honoring Juan Gabriel, the late Mexican superstar also known as “El Divo de Juárez”. Events honoring the life of the internationally-known singer-songwriter are scheduled to take place in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico City, and all across Mexico and the United States.
Singer-songwriter Alberto Aguilera Valadez, better known by his stage name Juan Gabriel, passed away after a heart attack last Sunday in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 66. His death has shaken the music world, the entertainment industry in general, and even politics, as well as affecting the millions of fans he had through out the Americas.
Born in Parácuaro, Michoacán, Juan Gabriel grew up in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and went on to write more than 1,800 songs, perform live 15 000 times since 1970, and sell over 150 million albums in his 45-year professional career. He left his mark on popular music in Mexico and Latin America as a whole, both as a songwriter and as a singular performer with an engaging and daring style.
In addition to being a singer-songwriter, Juan Gabriel was also an actor and a philanthropist. His contributions to popular music in Latin America span a wide variety of genres: ballads, ranchera music, boleros, huapango music, pop, and banda.
The music icon suffered a massive heart attack on the morning of August 28 after performing what would become his final concert, part of his “MéXXIco es todo” (“MeXXIco is Everything”) tour at the storied Forum in Inglewood, California. From the moment that news of his death began to spread, Azteca America programs such as Hechos Nacional, Hechos AM, Ventaneando, and Al Extremo, featuring the most qualified anchors, reporters, correspondents, editors, and producers, have brought total coverage to the homes of Juan Gabriel’s fans with exclusive news and information.
Starting this Saturday, Azteca America harnesses the news-gathering power of Hechos Nacional to air a series of short updates throughout the day with the latest news on the tribute planned to honor the memory of the legendary performer in Ciudad Juárez.
Sunday, one week after the untimely death of “El Divo de Juárez,” entertainment program Ventanenado will present a special entitled “Homenaje a Juan Gabriel” featuring a series of reports and stories about his death, the transporting of his remains, and the posthumous tributes in his honor. It will feature statements from other celebrities regarding the unexpected death of the Mexican icon.
On Monday, morning news program Hechos AM will feature special coverage from the Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) in Mexico City, where a second large tribute is planned for the “Divo of Juárez.” Throughout the day, there will be short newsbreaks informing of the most important developments.
Azteca America honors one of the most important names in regional Mexican music and Latin American pop music with total coverage of the tributes in honor of Juan Gabriel, “El Divo de Juárez".