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Salsa music legend Jose "Cheo" Feliciano, 78, dies in car crash

Reuters | 2014-04-17 15:12:19.0
Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano performs with Panamanian singer Ruben Blades (not pictured) during Blades' initial concert of his new tour "Todos Vuelven" at the Puerto Rico Coliseum in San Juan, in this August 21,2009 file photo. Feliciano died in a car crash in Puerto Rico on April 17, 2014, at the age of 78, local media reported.
Image by: ANA MARTINEZ / REUTERS

Puerto Rican salsa music singer Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano was killed in a car crash in Puerto Rico early Thursday morning, according to local media reports.

He was 78.

He died shortly after 4 a.m. when his Jaguar hit an electricity pole in San Juan, according to Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia.

The musician, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, performed with top Latin artists before joining the Fania Records' All-Stars. He was honored with the Latin Grammy Awards' Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

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