Tejano and Conjunto legend Nick Villarreal passed away on Sunday (July 30) after being hospitalized in critical condition from cardiac arrest on July 29. He was 66.
Villarreal was known for composing unmistakable, easy-going goofy cumbias, including songs about everything from Kool-Aid in “Koolaid Con Hielo” to former pro golfer Tiger Woods in “El Tiger Woods.”
As news of Villarreal’s passing began to spread, Tejano and Conjunto stars took to social media to react to the news of the music legend’s death.
“Our deepest condolences to Nick Villarreal’s family, ” Jimenez posted on Facebook. “His music will forever live on and his memory will never die.”
“Nick, your music will live on forever,” Ramos posted on Facebook. “Thank you for our great music, the memories, and your liners that will never be forgotten.”
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