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Diomedes Diaz is considered one of the most important artists of the vallenato folklore. Photo: Instagram
Diomedes Diaz is considered one of the most important artists of the vallenato folklore. Photo: Instagram

There's a petition to get Vallenato musician Diomedes Diaz on 'The Simpsons'

A petition seeking 5,000 signatures is requesting the The Walt Disney Company company get him featured on an episode of the American animated classic.

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Through Change.org, followers of late Colombian artist Diomedes Diaz hope to "immortalize this great exponent of music" by getting him a feature on an episode of The Simpsons

Diaz was a vallenato singer and composer, considered one of the great exponents of the genre with more than 200 songs. He won a Latin Grammy in the Cumbia/Vallenato category in 2010. 

So far, 2,617 signatures have been collected in favor of the 'Cacique de la Junta,' as Diomedes was also known. 

"We want our idol and one of the pioneers in the folklore of our country, Colombia, to be immortalized. In this way we would feel very proud to make our Colombian and Latin culture known to the world," reads one of the comments on the petition page.

Spanish-American musicians Placido Domingo and Tito Puente have also appeared in episodes of The Simpsons. Other stars to feature include Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber.

Sofia Vergara is the only Colombian with an animated version to appear on The Simpsons. Her character is in the episode titled "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles," in which she lended her voice for Bart Simpson's new fourth grade teacher.

Díaz died in Valledupar, Colombia, on Dec. 22, 2013 from a heart attack.

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