Mexican composer, arranger and producer Homero Patrón, known for his elegant renderings of Mexican music, passed away July 4 in Los Angeles. He was 61 years old.
An unfailingly polite man who worked with a wide array of acts-including Marco Antonio Solís, Pepe Aguilar, Juan Gabriel an Los Temerarios-Patrón had twice won Latin Grammys as producer of Solís' album "No Molestar" in 2009 and Pedro Fernández's "Yo No Fui" in 2001.
Born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Patrón had long lived in Los Angeles and his production work extended beyond the realm of Latin music, leading him to collaborate with the likes of Barry White, Ray Conniff, Tom Jones and Nana Mouskouri.
Patrón had been suffering from a heart condition, according to sources close to him.
He is survived by his wife, ranchera singer Angeles Ochoa, and by two daughters and three sons.