Report: Tejano Hall of Fame songwriter and musician Pepe Sanchez passes away

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Thomas J Henry

Tejano Hall of Fame songwriter and musician Pepe Sanchez has passed away, according to a report.

KUVA 102.3 FM in Uvalde, Texas broke the news on the station’s Facebook page early Sunday. No other information was given.

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Sanchez had quadruple heart bypass surgery and serious foot surgery in September 2017. According to a source, he was recently in hospice care for cancer.

The legendary songwriter and musician was an integral part of Tejano music history, penning hit songs from as early as the 1970s for many artists now considered Tejano music legends. He wrote songs for Freddie MartinezAugustin RamirezRamon AyalaHugo GuerreroLos Aguilares and more.

This is a developing story, Tejano Nation will have more information as it becomes available. Follow Tejano Nation on FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTubeSpotify, and Soundcloud for the latest Tejano music, news, and entertainment.


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