Latin Singer José José Dead At 71 After Battle With Cancer

Iconic Latin American singer José José has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 71 years old.

The Mexican legend was known popularly as El Principe de la Cancion, which translates to The Prince of Song, and it adequately captured just how important he was to music and entertainment in Mexico and across Latin America.

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Before he passed away on Saturday, the exceptional performer had been fighting pancreatic cancer for the last several years. He first went public with his diagnosis back in March 2017, and though we don’t yet know the cause of death, the cancer certainly could have been a factor. Also of note: José José had been seeking treatment at a south Florida hospital when he passed away, according to TMZ.

Whatever the case, the Mexican legend was an icon and a powerhouse in the 1970s and 1980s…