Tejano legend Jessy Serrata has passed away

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Jessy Serrata | Photo by Lupe Moya

Tejano music legend Jessy Serrata passed away on Friday (August 4). He was 63.

The singer was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney cancer after being hospitalized on April 24, and had surgery in June to remove his right kidney.

Serrata, also known as “Mr. Iron Throat,” has appeared on over 17 albums and was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2004 for his album Better Than Ever.

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

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