Legendary drummer Ernest Ruiz passes away

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Legendary drummer Ernest Ruiz passed away on Tuesday (May 15), according to his family. He was 60.

Michael Ruiz, Ernest’s brother, broke the news via social media on Tuesday.

“It is with a brother’s broken heart that I let everyone know, my brother Ernest Ruiz went home to be in heaven this morning,” Michael posted on Facebook. “Thank you to all of you who continued to pray and believe for healing. This day he is healed with no more pain. We will keep you posted on funeral arrangements as we prepare.”

Ernest Ruiz, most known for his time with Los Chachos, was admitted to the hospital recently for complications with his kidneys.

This story is still developing and Tejano Nation will have more details as they become available.

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