Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Mexico – Vicente Fernández's family invited Vicente Fernández's followers to his present body mass on Monday, in the VFG Arena, located in the Los Tres Potrillos ranch, in Guadalajara, Jalisco.
The popular tribute center has been until noon this Monday in the auditorium that bears his name and where thousands of people waited for hours for the doors to open.
With flower crowns, photographs and t-shirts with the image of Fernández, his followers have traveled from afar to attend the tribute in which the coffin will remain exposed until noon today.
The black coffin entered amid applause as the renowned song sounded “The king”. Vicente Fernández returned to the stage surrounded by his songs and his people, this time to say goodbye.
And it rang then “Mexico Beautiful and beloved” while three of her grandchildren and her three children served as the honor guard.
The Mariachi Azteca was in charge of opening the ranchera music marathon in which mariachi groups and friends of the artist remembered the music that gave Fernández the affection of his audience during 60 years of career.
Vicente Fernandez Gomez, "The king", He died at the 81 year old, after spending several months hospitalized, the mexican artist, star of hundreds of albums and movies, structured a musical career that led him to be considered a fundamental piece for the culture of Latin America. Tribute to a consecrated rancher and an unforgettable voice.
His career of more than five decades as a singer, music producer and actor leaves a legacy of 25 movies and more than 100 albums that made him worthy of 9 Latin Grammys, 3 Grammys, 6 Billboard Awards, 14 Lo Nuestro Awards, the extraordinary “Person of the Year” award from the Latin Recording Academy, multiple Gold records, Platinum and Diamond e, even, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Figures of the Hispanic-American musical universe paid tribute on social networks to the Mexican ranchera music star Vicente Fernández, who died this Sunday at 81 years in a hospital in the city of Guadalajara (west).
– "Today is a difficult and painful day for the world of music with the loss of a Mexican titan who, for decades, took his roots and his culture in style throughout the world (…) I am one of his great fans and I will continue to love him, respecting and admiring the great person he was and the deep traces he leaves in history ", wrote Cuban-American singer-songwriter Gloria Estefan.
– "I will always remember you legend, thank you for the incredible legacy you have left. Rest in peace Vicente Fernández ", said singer and actor Marc Anthony, Puerto Rican-American.
– "It leaves a huge hole in my soul and in that of all Mexicans (…) Keep flying Chente beloved, the Virgin of Guadalupe illuminates your path ", expressed the Mexican singer Lucero, who shared the stage with the iconic performer on a tour of the United States nearly three decades ago.
These recognitions were joined by several leaders and fugitives from international politics.