- Title: 'He was an angel here on earth' - Jose Jose fans say their final goodbyes
- Date: 10th October 2019
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) JOSE JOSE FAN, PAMELA HERNANDEZ, SAYING: "I love him for his songs, he was a marvellous person, and I would have really liked to have met him in person. He left his music for my whole life."
- Embargoed: 24th October 2019 00:31
- Keywords: remains crooner Jose Jose ballads singer funeral service Guadalupe wake Mexico
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Music,Editors' Choice
- Reuters ID: LVA008B0DOWN7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Family, friends and fans of famed Mexican singer Jose Jose attended a funeral service for the iconic crooner at Mexico City's Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday (October 9).
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: Josue Gonzalez)
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