Headlines News

U.S. Congressman Luján issues statement on death of Ernestine Romero

Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued a statement on Friday about the death of singer Ernestine Romero.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, issued a statement on Friday about the death of singer Ernestine Romero.

“Ernestine Romero inspired and blessed us with her music and passion all of her life,” he said. “I am heartbroken over the loss of such a vibrant soul. Her death is a tragedy for New Mexico.”

RELATED: Singer Ernestine Romero, husband found dead in downtown Santa Fe

Officials ruled the shooting as a murder-suicide. Detectives learned Saucedo shot Romero twice in the upper chest area with a semi-automatic pistol. Saucedo suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head.

“Domestic and gun violence are plagues on our communities – and we must take action to prevent these senseless deaths,” Luján said. “Today, I’m sending my deepest sympathies to Ernestine’s family.”

Romero recently celebrated her 20th year in the music industry with the release of the album “Mi Tesoro” in March. It was the 10th album released from the award-winning singer. She was a multiple New Mexico Hispano Music Awards winner and a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards in 2016.

Luján ended the statement saying, “Ernestine, we will miss you. Vaya con Dios.”

Like Tejano Nation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with everything Tejano. Listen to new Tejano music first with our playlists on Spotify and Soundcloud.


Advertisements

0 comments on “U.S. Congressman Luján issues statement on death of Ernestine Romero

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.