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Mexican Elvis passes away: Juan Gabriel
he was more of a flamboyant gay icon* ala Liberace, Michael Jackson, or honorary-Mexican Morrissey, who lived in L.A. (Santa Monica), recorded here, while selling more than 100 million albums around the world, mostly of the sentimental sort. He was so L.A. that he just wrapped up two sold out nights at the L.A. Forum 48 hours beforehand, playing a 3 hour final show that may have done him in, along with the weight and long-simmering heartbreak.
*Juan Gabriel was Mexico's gay icon — but he never spoke of his sexuality
Kate Linthicum (Los Angeles Times, Aug. 29, 2016) reporting from Mexico City
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