“It is with great sadness that we learned early yesterday of the passing of our friend, colleague and creative partner, the great Juan Gabriel. For more than three decades it has been our privilege to produce the onstage creative vision of one of the most extraordinary talents the world has ever seen. Everything Juan Gabriel did, he did from his heart. He was a man of compassion and generosity in his music, in his charitable works and also in his live performances, where he felt compelled to give back to his audiences for the love they had shown him. He was also a loving father and grandfather and we hope fans and media will grant his family time to grieve in private,” Henry Cardenas, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cardenas Marketing Network, Inc.
Late last night, Juan Gabriel’s son Ivan Aguilera released this statement: “My father’s untimely passing is a tragic loss for all of us, his family, colleagues, and fans alike. We give heartfelt thanks for the outpouring of condolences we have received from around the world including from President Enrique Pena Nieto. We know that our father will miss entertaining his countless fans, who brought him tremendous joy in life.”
It was just a week ago that Juan Gabriel kicked off a 22-city tour, “MéXXIco Es Todo 2016,” which was scheduled to play Greensboro Coliseum on September 29. More popular than ever, he was selling out in city after city. Fans who have purchased tickets for upcoming shows may request refunds at Ticketmaster.com or their point of purchase.