The 2021 Billboard Latin Music Awards paid tribute to the late merenguero Johnny Ventura, almost two months after his death, on Thursday night (Sept. 23).
“El Baile del Perrito” singer Wilfrido Vargas took center stage at the star-studded event to talk about his beloved colleague and compatriot. “He’s a friend of mine that everyone all over the world has danced to his music,” he said.
“Without him, Wilfrido Vargas wouldn’t exist because he’s my dad. He’s your dad. He’s everyone’s dad,” he continued. “I would like for Johnny to listen to all of your applause from heaven.”