Legendary Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel dies at 66

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Iconic Mexican singer Juan Gabriel has died at the age of 66, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed Sunday. 

Alberto Aguilera Valadez, known by his stage name Juan Gabriel, died unexpectedly from a heart attack on Sunday in Santa Monica, officials said.

The legendary singer had just performed Friday night at the Forum in Inglewood.

Juan Gabriel was Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist, with sales of more than 100 million albums.

His ballads about love and heartbreak and bouncy mariachi tunes became hymns throughout Latin America and Spain and with Spanish speakers in the United States. He brought many adoring fans to tears as they sang along when he crooned his songs about love and heartbreak

A flamboyant performer, Juan Gabriel liked to wear jackets covered in sequins or dress in shiny silk outfits in hot pink, turquoise blue or canary yellow, and he was known for tossing his head before dancing or jumping around the stage.

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