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Tue Jan 27 12:22:06 SAST 2015

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

Reuters | 17 April, 2014 15:12
Puerto Rican salsa singer Jose "Cheo" Feliciano performs
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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