Juan Gabriel Funeral Held in Mexico City
Fans of legendary Mexican singer Juan Gabriel have lined the streets of Mexico City to pay their last respects.
The singer’s ashes arrived from Ciudad Juarez, the border city where he grew up, and were taken to Mexico City’s Palace of Fine Arts.
Ten of thousands are expected to visit the palace in the next few days.
A prolific singer and composer,
Juan Gabriel, whose real name was Alberto Aguilera Valadez but was known as Juanga, was a prolific composer and singer who combined Mexican genres such as mariachi, ranchero and norteno music.
A musical tribute also took place at the Palace of Fine Arts for fans who made the journey to Mexico City.
The musician died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California, days after performing to 17,000 fans at the Los Angeles Forum.
Juan Gabriel sold tens of millions of records, received six Grammy nominations and had his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.