Juan Gabriel, Iconic Mexican Singer-Songwriter, Dead at 66

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Juan Gabriel, an iconic Mexican singer-songwriter, has died. He was 66 years old. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gabriel was in the middle of the U.S. leg of his MeXXIco Es Todos tour, where he would be playing on 360-degree stages to accommodate sold-out crowds. He had just played the Forum in Los Angeles this past Friday night, and on his way to the airport to fly to El Paso, Texas, the next stop on his tour, he suffered a massive heart attack. An official statement from the family is expected in the next few hours. Over the course of his successful career, he released over 30 studio albums, and composed songs for many other artists as well. Gabriel was the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year in 1995, and nominated for six Grammys. In total, his albums have sold over 30 million copies, and he had both the highest-grossing Latin tour and Latin album of 2015. Watch "Hasta Que Te Conocí" below: