REYNOSA, Tamaulipas – The Mexican singer and songwriter Alberto Aguilera Valadez, known by his stage name Juan Gabriel or “El Divo de Juarez,” has died in California, BBC Latin America reports.

Gabriel was 66 and suffered a heart attack two days after performing at a huge concert in Los Angeles.

Gabriel was considered one of Mexico’s leading commercial artists, writing and performing in many diverse styles, BBC Latin America noted. He worked for more than 40 years and sold more than 100 million albums.

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