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In this Nov. 15, 2012, file image, Joan Sebastian carries out at the 13th Yearly Latin Grammy Awards at Mandalay Bay. Televisa revealed Monday, July 13, 2015, that Sebastian has actually passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Monday, July 13, 2015|10:05 p.m.

MEXICO CITY– Joan Sebastian, among Mexico’s terrific ballad singers, passed away Monday at age 64.

An agent of Universal Music Latin Entertainment-Fonovisa verified his death, however did not define the cause. Sebastian had fought cancer for several years.

He was very well known for emotional love tunes like “Tatuajes” and “Secreto de Amor,” occasionally set to basic guitar arrangements and often sung on horseback.

Sebastian won 5 Grammy awards and seven Latin Grammy rewards during his career.

He reached almost the very same level of love as Vicente Fernandez, the king of Mexico’s “ranchero” country-ballad music who outlived him.

Born Jose Manuel Figueroa, Sebastian had 8 kids with five females. 2 of his kids were killed in different incidents in 2006 and 2010, causing speculation the vocalist might have been associated with the drug underworld. He energetically rejected that.

Burial strategies were not instantly revealed.

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