Remembering a Salsa legend
Salsa legend José "Cheo" Feliciano died Thursday morning in a car accident in Puerto Rico. He was 78 years old.
Salsa legend José "Cheo" Feliciano died the morning of April 17 in a car accident in Puerto Rico, according to El Nuevo Día. He was 78 years old.
Police state that Feliciano lost control of his car around 4:15 a.m. and hit an electric post. It was also reported that Feliciano was not wearing a seat belt and appeared to have died from head trauma.
The legendary salsa singer was born in Ponce, Puerto Rican in 1936. He gained recognition in 1955, when he sang with the Tito Rodríguez orchestra in New York City.
Some of this most popular songs in the 1970s include "Anacaona," "Mi triste problema," and "Pa' que afinquen."
Many took to Twitter to share their condolences and memories of Feliciano.
Cheo mi pana, que dolor siento. Siempre sera uno de mis heroes. QDEP Rumbero de mi corazón nunca grabamos ese disco. http://t.co/hriUXLB9yG
— Willie Colón (@williecolon) April 17, 2014
Puerto Rico y el mundo acaba de perder a un gran hombre..Dios mio como me duele la muerte de Cheo Feliciano
— Oscar D' Leon (@OscarDLeon) April 17, 2014
La escena musical boricua pierde a uno de sus baluartes. El maestro CHEO FELICIANO. Descanse en Paz. Mis oraciones para toda su familia.
— Daddy Yankee (@daddy_yankee) April 17, 2014