Juan Gabriel's longtime associate and president and CEO of Cardenas Marketing Network, Henry Cardenas, issued a heartfelt statement following the death of the Mexican superstar who died in the midst of his MeXXIco Es Todo Tour in the U.S. -- which was being produced by CMN.
"It is with great sadness that we learned early yesterday of the passing of our friend, colleague and creative partner, the great Juan Gabriel. For more than three decades it has been our privilege to produce the onstage creative vision of one of the most extraordinary talents the world has ever seen. Everything Juan Gabriel did, he did from his heart. He was a man of compassion and generosity in his music, in his charitable works and also in his live performances, where he felt compelled to give back to his audiences for the love they had shown him. He was also a loving father and grandfather and we hope fans and media will grant his family time to grieve in private," stated Cardenas.
Considered a huge loss for the Latin music industry, Gabriel passed away during the early hours of Sunday (Aug. 28) in Santa Monica, California, just a week after he had kicked off his highly anticipated -- one that was being billed as his most ambitious tour in the U.S.
His last concert was Aug. 26 at The Forum in Los Angeles where he sang a medley of his biggest hits for two hours.
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According to a press release, fans who had purchased tickets for his shows in the U.S. can request refunds request refunds at Ticketmaster.com or their point of purchase.