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Legendary singer Arturo Montes passes away

Tejano music legend Arturo Montes passed away on Wednesday (July 17) in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a report.

Arturo Montes | Courtesy photo

Tejano music legend Arturo Montes passed away on Wednesday (July 17) in Monterrey, Mexico, according to a report.

Tejano Nation radio affiliate Super Tejano 102.1 posted the news of the singer on their Facebook page, “It is with great sadness that we bring you the news on the passing of a great Tejano legend Arturo Montes of Grupo Ternura passed away this afternoon in Monterey, NL. Our most sincere condolences to the Montes family and all of his fans.”

No other information was given.

News of Montes passing began to spread over social media with many Tejano stars offering their condolences on the loss of the legendary singer.

Grammy winner Rick Fuentes wrote on Facebook, “My friends it’s with deep sadness that I announce we have lost one of my heroes and favorite vocalists, Arturo Montes.” He added that Montes had just recorded on a track two months ago for the upcoming “Tribute” album to the legendary Brown Express.

Arturo Montes Y Grupo Ternura were formed in 1980 and produced many hit songs throughout the 1980s including “Una tortilla con sal”, “Cobardemente”, “Que me Arranquen Los Ojos”, “Sentencia”, “Un engaño más” and “Soñador,” becoming one of the top vocalists in the Rio Grande Valley and the Tejano music industry, according to a bio from the Brownsville Music Legacy Awards, which recognized the singer for his music career in November 2018.

Arturo Montes performs at the 5th annual Tejano Music Awards

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Montes was born in Los Herrera, Nuevo León, Mexico. At a young age, he emigrated to Chicago, Illinois where he formed his first group “Los Individuales” in 1973.

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