One of the most famous and representative artists of Mexico is, without a doubt, Alberto Aguilera Valadez also known as Juan Gabriel, to whom the nickname of “Divo de Juárez” was coined and who throughout his musical career conquered several countries due to the great success of his songs.
It is estimated that the singer would have written about 1800 songs but not all of those were interpreted by him, because he was also a composer and wrote some hits for the repertoire of other famous singers, one of them was the remembered José José.
But Juan Gabriel He was not always the famous man that everyone knew, because throughout his life he went through different moments that made him fall and get up to continue in search of success. Thus, as part of his story, he went through sad times and many challenges that he overcame. One of these moments was when he was in prison for “allegedly” stealing jewelry from an actress.
But all this served as inspiration for him to give life over time to thousands of songs that he knew how to turn into great successes. It was thus that he became one of the most acclaimed artists and composers in his country.
It was on August 28, 2016 when the world was shocked when the death of the “Divo de Juárez” who at that time was on a tour “Mexico is everything” in the United States, the same one that began on August 19, 2016.
It was The Forum in the city of The Angels where he gave his last concert. This place stood out for having a 360 degree view. The concert ended with a phrase on the giant screens that said: “Congratulations to all the people who are proud of being what they are”.
Two days later he died at 11:17 a.m. Pacific time in an apartment he owned on Santa Monica Beach in the State of California. When the autopsy was carried out on the singer’s body, it was preliminarily determined that he died of an acute myocardial infarction.
Few will remember that the first song he wrote “Divo de Juárez”, Juan Gabriel, It was one whose story surprised more than one. Is about “The death of the Palomo”, song that was written and dedicated to a man who was very important in her life but was never close to him, her father.
Although, over time, this song became very famous, there is no exact date of when it was written and how old the artist was at that time; however, it is presumed that Alberto Aguilera Valadez He was 13 or 14 years old after leaving the orphanage where his mother and brothers delivered him. But Juan Gabriel He was able to escape from that place in order to return home.
But what many will wonder who is the “Palomo” or who did he refer to? Juan Gabriel when he sang it.
Precisely, the singer himself revealed, at the time, in an interview for The Story Behind The Myth that “The death of the pigeon” It was the only way he had to express his feelings towards his father to whom he dedicated the song due to the lack of support, love and advice that the artist lacked.
After that song that eventually became one of the most famous by the artist came other hits that the singer also wrote when he was just beginning his artistic career where he was known as Adán Luna.