Memorial services for Juan Gabriel will likely take place in Ciudad Juárez, in the Mexican border, according to a statement released by the singer’s family on his Facebook page.
The memorial service, which will take place sometime over the weekend, will be followed by a “public celebration” of Juan Gabriel’s life and career “in the coming weeks.”
No more details were forthcoming and the family requested privacy.
Here is the statement in full:
“The sudden and unexpected loss of our father has been very difficult for all of us. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support we have received from fans all over the world and for the very meaningful stories they have shared about their memories of him.
We are still in the process of making final arrangements, but we expect to have a memorial service in Juarez this weekend, which will be followed by a public celebration of our father’s life and his musical career as ‘Juan Gabriel’ in the coming weeks. We will provide additional information on the Juan Gabriel Facebook page as these events are finalized.
Thank you again for helping us through these difficult times.
We have shared our father with the public our whole life. We just ask that we are given this time to mourn our tremendous loss and we thank you for respecting our family’s privacy during this time.”