Juan Gabriel, one of the most successful and beloved singers from Mexico, died at the age of 66 in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday morning. It's being reported that Juanga, as he was referred to by fans, died of an apparent heart attack.
Police were called to a home in Santa Monica, and the singer was pronounced dead on arrival. No foul play is suspected.
His body is currently at the Los Angeles county medical examiner.
The charismatic crooner was currently in the middle of a nationwide tour in the United States.
"He has gone to become part of eternity and leaves us his legacy through Juan Gabriel, a character he created with the music he sang and performed across this world," his family said in a statement.
Fans gathered at his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to mourn the loss of the talented and multi-award winning singer.
Juan Gabriel wasn't ready to retire. Not by a long shot. Years after his first album, which was released in 1971, Billboard reports that he had the highest-grossing Latin tour of 2015, raking in $31.8 million for 32 shows in the U.S. and Puerto Rico alone.
"It's really just shocking that he's gone."
"I compare him to Michael Jackson," Miranda Gastrom said of most treasured singer of Latinos, "because he's a legend, too, for Mexico."