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ICYMI: Juan Gabriel, Mexico's Legendary Pop Star, Has Died At 66
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- The Associated Press is reporting that Mexican pop star Juan Gabriel has died Sunday at age 66. Gabriel, who was known for both upbeat mariarchi tunes and heartbreaking ballads, was the country's top-selling artist, having sold more than 100 million albums in his career. "His music is a legacy for the world," tweeted Mexico's president Peña Nieto. R.I.P.
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And finally, in honor of Juan Gabriel, here's his cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" or "Gracias al sol". Beautiful stuff: