Wednesday, February 25, 2015

RIP Gerardo Reyes

Gerardo Reyes 'The son of the People', dies

By Eduardo López Segura
February 25, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 25 Feb. 2015.- The singer Gerardo Reyes, one of the greatest exponents of the ranchera song died this morning at age 79 of liver cancer victim.

The death occurred in Cuernavaca, Morelos, where it resided for 45 years.  Gerardo was born in Balsas, Guerrero, which he left early to seek new horizons into a figure of vernacular song and the big screen.

The weekend was hospitalized due to the effects of cancer.  His last recording was in 2011 in an album in tribute to Pedro Infante.

Gerardo Reyes participated in 80 films rancheras as 'The penniless', 'open book', 'Loading with my cross', 'Jacinto the cripple', 'The murderer', 'The king of the road', 'Poor Bohemian' 'I leave it to God' and 'The prisoner number nine', among others.

The singer will be veiled today at a funeral home in Cuernavaca and his remains will be cremated.  A "El hijo del pueblo" is survived by eight children.

REYES, Gerardo
Born: 3/25/1935, Balsas, Guerrero Mexico
Died: 2/25/2015, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico

Gerardo Reyes westerns – actor:
Las tres compadres – 1975
El rey – 1976 (Gerardo)
El moro de Cumpas - 1977
Ay Chihuahua no te rajes! - 1980

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