(4 Oct 2019) Family, friends and music colleagues of the late Jose Jose bid farewell to the Mexican crooner Friday at a Miami-area funeral home, remembering him not only as one of Latin America’s greatest singers but as a humble man.
Beloved for his melancholy ballads and known as Mexico’s “Prince of Song,” Jose Jose died last Saturday in Miami at age 71 after living in South Florida in recent years.
The president of the Sony label in Mexico, Roberto Lopez, said people should follow Jose Jose’s example of love and that his legacy is safe.
“Everything was always approved by him,” said Lopez before entering the funeral home.
Born as Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz, the Mexican singer had been living in South Florida with his third wife and youngest daughter.
Two children from a previous marriage had traveled to Miami hoping for input on his funeral arrangements, and the family members met Tuesday at the Mexican consulate where they agreed to hold ceremonies in Miami before flying the body to Mexico for additional ceremonies.
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