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Vicente Fernández Latest News: Legendary Mexican singer, dies after being hospitalized due to a fall

GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Mexican singer Vicente Fernández, who had been hospitalized for several months due to a recent fall, died Sunday morning.

The The announcement was made on the singer’s Instagram. He was 81 years old.

In August, the singer underwent neck surgery in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Fernandez injured his cervical spine in the accident. According to his social media accounts, he is on a ventilator and in the ICU. Earlier this summer, he was discharged from the hospital after recovering from a urinary tract infection.

Last week, the singer’s son, Vicente Fernández Jr., told reporters that his father was going through “a pivotal moment”.

Fernández’s career spans five decades and has more than 100 albums, with the singer regarded by fans as a living legend.

According to his website, The Houston Chronicle called Fernández the “Sinatra of Rancheras” after a performance at the Hofheinz Pavilion in October 1991.

Sinatra, of course, refers to the blue-eyed Frank crooner, considered one of the greatest artists of our time.

“Until October 11, 1991, no one had ever claimed that as a singer Fernández was equal to perhaps the greatest singer in American pop history,” the icon’s website Mexico talks about his comparison to the leader of the Rat Pack.

Music Ranchera is a style that dates back to before the Mexican revolution. It was inspired by a variety of styles, including waltz, polka, and bolero music.

Music is said to have a literal name from farmland, where it was originally represented.

Fernández is considered the most famous ranchera singer, known for his trademark charro outfits, wide sombrero and mariachi ensembles. He’s also one of the world’s most decorated entertainers, winning multiple awards including the Grammy and the Latin Grammy.

But he also collected several monikers that confirmed his status as an icon for fans like El Ídolo de México (Mexico’s idol) in the early 1980s and “El Rey de la Música Ranchera” (King of Ranchera music).

CNN contributed to this report. The video above is from a previous update on the singer’s health situation.

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