The group’s record label Hacienda International confirmed the news via social media on Tuesday (Sept. 7).
“On behalf of myself and the Hacienda staff, we send our heartfelt condolences to the Chapa Family,” Hacienda International CEO Michelle Chel said in the post. “We are saddened by the loss of Grupo Xelente’s singer, Tino Chapa. We are thankful and blessed to have been a part of his Xelente music history, which will live on forever. May God Bless the Chapa family and embrace them with love in this moment a true sadness. He will be missed by all. Sending Love, strength, peace, and prayers.”
Xelente shared a statement about Chapa in a post on the group’s Facebook page on Sept. 4, “Today our family has suffered a great loss. We lost my uncle Tino Chapa, Grupo Xelente’s singer to covid. He leaves his impact on many people as a father, brother, uncle, friend, and definitely as a musician. His love for all of us will be missed. Please keep my family in your prayers.”
Funeral services for Chapa will take place on Monday, September 13 at Hurley Funeral Home, located at 118 W. Oaklawn Road in Pleasanton, Texas, with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., followed by a prayer service at 1:00 p.m. Services will conclude at that time.
Follow Tejano Nation on Facebook, 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 podcast on iHeartRadio.
A GoFundMe page has been established for the Tejano ROOTS Hall of Famer as he undergoes cancer treatment.
The song is the lead single from highly-anticipated new album from the legendary group due out May 2023.
The song’s theme was the idea of the Tejano Music Awards winner’s past experiences.