People from everywhere are pouring in their tributes for the music legend Juan Gabriel. The place where the singer’s name is engraved in the Hollywood Walk of Fame became like a shrine as people placed flowers, candles and balloons on the sidewalk.
Many people said that Juan is a legend in Mexican music. Some even skipped work so they could come and pay their tributes. The Hollywood Historic Trust kept flowers next to start. The memorial only grew through the day. Ayala who is from Mexico said that his music was able to lift her spirits and provide solace. Juan’s music helped her get through bad times.
People at Amoeba Music said that they are extremely overwhelmed by the number of requests they’re receiving for getting the musician’s albums. Cashier Meggie said that the CD’s have been selling like hot cakes.
Gabriel, who was 66 died while he was in Southern California after his performance in Inglewood. He died at his home in Santa Monica. There has been no official statement on the cause of his death and the icon’s body has been taken to Malinow and Silverman Mortuary in Westchester. Many fans paid tribute by waiting on the sidewalk.
Gabriel was born in 1950 and he was the youngest of the 10 children in his family. It was tough surviving in the family and his father was in a psychiatric hospital since Gabriel was a kid. Unable to take care of the kids, his mom sent him to an orphanage. In spite of all the challenges, he grew to became one of the biggest artists in Latin music. He has composed more than 1500 songs and his real name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez. One of his most famous songs Eternal Love was written thinking about his mom who passed away in the year 1974.
The musician will definitely live through his music forever in many people’s heart.
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