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Statement on the Death of Juan Gabriel

August 29, 2016

For over 40 years, Juan Gabriel brought his beloved Mexican music to millions, transcending borders and generations. To so many Mexican Americans, Mexicans and people all over the world, his music sounds like home. With his romantic lyrics, passionate performances and signature style, Juan Gabriel captivated audiences and inspired countless young musicians. He was one of the greats of Latin music, and his spirit will live on in his enduring songs and in the hearts of the fans who love him.

NOTE: The Office of the Press Secretary also released a Spanish language version of this statement.

Barack Obama, Statement on the Death of Juan Gabriel Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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