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Tejano and Conjunto stars react to passing of Nick Villarreal

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Nick Villarreal | Facebook photo

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.

Stars including Flaco Jimenez, Ruben Ramos, Linda Escobar, Michael Salgado and more sent their condolences and remembered the music legend.

“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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About Romeo (967 Articles)
Romeo is media professional with over 20 years of experience in radio and digital media. He is the Managing Editor for TejanoNation.net, the premiere website for Tejano music, news and entertainment and oversees programming for Q99.5 in San Angelo, Texas.

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