Celso Piña has passed at away of a heart attack according to his record label La Tuna Group. He was 66.
The internationally acclaimed singer and musician, known as “El Rebelde del acordeón,” died at the San Vicente de Monterrey Hospital, in Monterrey, Mexico, after being admitted for a heart attack.
“With deep pain, we communicate the unexpected departure of maestro Celso Piña, who died today in Monterrey at 12:38 pm due to a heart attack,” reads a statement released by his label.
With more than 20 albums in his career, the musician was a pioneer in the mixture and fusion of tropical sounds with many of his works having elements of cumbia, Regional Mexicano, cumbia sonidera, ska, reggae, rap/hip-hop, R&B, and more.
“Our deepest condolences to his family, friends and followers. We are left with an intense emptiness but he leaves us with a great musical legacy. We appreciate respecting the privacy of the family. Rest in peace Celso Piña, The Accordion Rebel “, adds the statement.
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