HOUSTON — Tejano musician Fito Olivares, recognized for songs that have been marriage ceremony and quinceañera mainstays together with the hit “Juana La Cubana,” died Friday. He was 75.
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The famous saxophonist died within the morning at dwelling in Houston, based on his spouse, Griselda Olivares. She mentioned he was recognized with most cancers final yr.
Born Rodolfo Olivares within the Mexican state of Tamaulipas on April 19, 1947, Fito Olivares began taking part in professionally in his teenagers. In 1980, he and his brothers shaped Olivares y su Grupo La Pura Sabrosura and moved to Houston.
Different tunes he’s recognized for embrace “Aguita de Melon,” “El Chicle” and “El Colesterol.” Along with taking part in the saxophone, he additionally performed accordion, wrote songs and infrequently sang, his spouse mentioned.
Griselda Olivares mentioned the household was seeing numerous assist from followers on social media. “They performed the music all around the world,” she mentioned.
Amongst these posting tributes was Ed Gonzalez, the sheriff for Harris County, the place Houston is situated.
“Relaxation in peace to a legend all of us grew up with Fito Olivares,” Gonzalez tweeted. “Thanks for the music.”