The power of his voice resonated Saturday on the streets as fans mourned at a Mexican plaza where his bronze statue stands. Others spontaneously began singing aboard public buses in Mexico.
In the wake of his death, a flood of notable names paid tribute to the acclaimed “Príncipe de la canción” — prince of song.
Latin music superstar Gloria Estefan wrote a tribute on Instagram, “He wrung out our hearts with his unmistakable voice and left an indelible mark on music for all time … Rest in Peace, José José, thank you for the beautiful songs and your musical legacy that will live forever!”
Canadian entertainer Paul Anka called him a friend as he recalled sharing the stage to perform a bilingual rendition of his 1973 song, “Let Me Get To Know You.”