- Title: Thousands of Mexicans bid farewell to famed singer Jose Jose
- Date: 9th October 2019
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JOSE JOSE FAN, GILBERTO MARTINEZ, SAYING: "He's an exceptional singer, he sings stories through his songs, you must listen to Jose Jose. If you don't know him, you haven't understood what love is, what falling out of love is, what Jose Jose wanted to show us with each one of his songs - above all with his voice." PEOPLE LINING UP TO ENTER PALACE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JOSE JOSE FAN, CAROLINA ARISTA ALVAREZ, SAYING: "It wasn't right how they brought half of Jose Jose's body (ashes), that's not right, because he was an idol from here, from Mexico. And for me, he was like my boyfriend in the sense that I loved his songs." PEOPLE HOLDING IMAGES OF JOSE JOSE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JOSE JOSE FAN, ELSA ARIAS, SAYING: "I feel it in my soul, a wound that will never (heal), it will always be there. He will leave, but he'll live on in our hearts."
- Embargoed: 23rd October 2019 20:49
- Keywords: remains crooner Jose Jose ballads singer funeral service wake Mexico
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA005B0DOF9F
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: The remains of famed Mexican singer Jose Jose were driven through major arteries of Mexico City on Wednesday (October 09) on their way to the capital's preeminent cultural center, the Palace of Fine Arts, where a service for the popular crooner was held.
Jose Jose, whose powerful, romantic ballads captivated Latin America for more than half a century, died on September 28.
Jose Jose received several Grammy nominations, sold more than 250 million albums and was once courted by music legend Frank Sinatra, who wanted to win him for his own label.
He is often considered Mexico's most successful singer and was also an occasional actor.
(Production: Roberto Ramirez)
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