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Legendary Mexican singer José José dies from cancer

The crooner, known as "El Príncipe de la Canción," died at Miami hospital on Sept. 28.

Legendary Mexican singer José José, known as “El Príncipe de la Canción” (The Prince of Song), has died from pancreatic cancer. He was 71.

The Associated Press reports the crooner died Saturday (Sept. 28) at a Miami hospital.

In 2017, the singer revealed that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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“I want to be the one to inform you guys what is happening in my life and career, like I have been doing all my life,” he said in Spanish in the video.

He shared that he would be receiving chemotherapy to remove the tumor. “I want to you to know that aside from the small tumor, I am well. I am ready to take on this new adventure in my life.”

Over the course of his career that spanned five decades, he sold over 30 albums, garnered 20 Hot Latin Songs hits, and sold almost 2 million albums in the U.S. His popularity increased as he continued to sing about love and loneliness, and was one of the most beloved figures in Mexican music.

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