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Mexico mourns the loss of beloved singer Juan Gabriel
He was a legend, an artist who marked an era in people's lives. Every major Mexican newspaper had news of his Sunday death on its front page, along with large photos of his flamboyant costumes.
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A man places his hand on a plaque with the hand prints of Mexican singer and songwriter Juan Gabriel at the site where the Noa Noa once stood, the once famous nightclub where Juan Gabriel started his singing career, in the Mexican northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Juan Gabriel, who went on to become a superstar and an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said. (AP Photo/Raymundo Ruiz)
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A statue depicting superstar Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel has become a makeshift memorial where mourners have placed flowers and candles, in Mexico City's Garibaldi plaza, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Gabriel, who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said. He was born Alberto Aguilera Valadez and wrote his first song at age 13. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A woman holds up posters with images of Mexican singer and songwriter Juan Gabriel, as she stands next to a plaque with Juan Gabriel's hand prints at the site where the Noa Noa once stood, the once famous nightclub where Juan Gabriel started his singing career, in the Mexican northern border city Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Monday Aug. 29, 2016. Juan Gabriel, who went on to become a superstar and an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said. (AP Photo/Raymundo Ruiz)
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A statue depicting superstar Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel has become a makeshift memorial where mourners are placing flowers and candles, in Mexico City's Garibaldi plaza, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Gabriel, who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said. He was born Alberto Aguilera Valadez and wrote his first song at age 13. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A fans holds a picture of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel next to a statue of him in Mexico City's Garibaldi plaza, Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Juan Gabriel, who was an icon in the Latin music world, died Sunday at his home in California at age 66, his publicist said. He was born Alberto Aguilera Valadez and wrote his first song at age 13. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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People gather around a statue depicting Mexican superstar songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel in Mexico City's Garibaldi plaza, Sunday Aug. 28, 2016. Juan Gabriel's publicist told The Associated Press that he died at 11:30 a.m. in his home in California. The singer, who was born Alberto Aguilera Valadez on Jan. 7, 1950, wrote his first song at age 13 and went on to compose more than 1,500 songs making him Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist with sales of more than 100 million albums. (AP Photo/Berenice Bautista)
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Mexico mourns the loss of beloved singer Juan Gabriel

He was a legend, an artist who marked an era in people's lives. Every major Mexican newspaper had news of his Sunday death on its front page, along with large photos of his flamboyant costumes.

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