How Did Vicente Fernández Die? What Was His Cause Of Death?

Vicente Fernández dies at 81 years of age, due to medical complications from the fall he suffered last August.

Vicente Fernández died today at the age of 81 after suffering medical complications from the fall he suffered on his ranch and after his health deteriorated since Thursday, December 9.

It was the television host Pati Chapoy who confirmed the death of Vicente Fernández this Sunday, December 12, although the details have not yet been revealed.

He takes with him his most popular nickname: the Charro de Huentitán.

Given the long and successful career of Vicente Fernández as a singer, family and friends have flooded social networks with messages of farewell and tribute.

Vicente Fernández, who undoubtedly became an icon of Mexican music through the generations, leaves a great memory in history.

Therefore, below we will tell you who Vicente Fernández was and more details about his ‘golden career’ as an artist.

Vicente Fernández’s family visited to say goodbye

On December 9, 2021, it turned out that Vicente Fernández’s family had gone to the hospital to say goodbye to the singer.

Since, after 4 months of staying in the hospital, Vicente Fernández’s health only worsened until it was “delicate” and he would have to be disconnected.

After returning to intensive care for lung failure, it was revealed that Vicente Fernández would be “very tired .”

Therefore, Vicente Fernández’s children and wife would have gone to the hospital to say goodbye.

How were the last days of Vicente Fernández’s hospitalization?

On October 12, the media reported that Vicente Fernández was brain dead, ensuring that he only had 73% oxygenation in the blood.

However, Vicente Fernández Jr. denied any information in this regard.

Although the wish of Doña Cuquita, wife of ‘El Charro de Huentitán’, was to take Vicente Fernández back to his ranch, the doctors warned about the risk.

Thus, the famous one spent his last days admitted to a hospital room; surrounded by glass that kept him away from his family.

The hospital debt amounted to 19 million pesos.

“Vicente Fernández’s health has been complicated, so he had to be connected to two ventilators that today serve as support for breathing.”


The afternoon of August 23; In other words, 15 days after he was hospitalized for the terrible fall he suffered, the doctors at the Country 2000 hospital reported on Vicente Fernández’s state of health.

According to medical reports at the time, “El Charro de Huentitán” was serious but stable.

Likewise, they did not hesitate to point out that his condition was critical.

Another detail that was released is that Vicente Fernández was awake and sitting on a deck.

By then, he communicated with loved ones only through affirmative or denial movements.

It was also learned that his family requested that Vicente Fernández be examined by a doctor in the United States, as they wanted a second opinion about the care he was receiving.

It was then that a doctor from San Antonio, Texas arrived; who, for his part, endorsed said treatment.

It should be noted that the Mexican singer only presented movements of the left hand and the right foot.

However, doctors rated the latter as a breakthrough in his rehabilitation.

Finally, according to the last medical reports in December, it was reported that Vicente Fernández had to continue in intensive care due to severe lung and kidney damage.

Vicente Fernández: At the age of 8 he began to form his success story
Vicente Fernández Gómez was born on February 17, 1940 in Huentitlán El Alto, Guadalajara, Jalisco .

Being the son of a country man -Ramón Fernández- and a housewife -Paula Gómez- Vicente Fernández had no musical education.

It was his innate talent that led him to dream of a career in folk music from the age of 6.

Vicente Fernández was so clear about his destiny that at the age of 8 he learned to play the guitar and began to study music.

“From what I can remember when I was 6 or 7 years old, I used to go to see Pedro Infante’s movies and tell my mother ‘when I grow up I will be like them.”


In 1954, at age 14, his ambition led him to enter an amateur contest in Guadalajara, in which he won first place.

With that confidence and talent, he began to play locally in restaurants and weddings; for groups of family and friends.

Ten years later and in an attempt to scale his career, Vicente Fernández joined mariachi groups already established in Mexico.

In some presentation, Felipe Arriaga, who appeared on the radio program ‘Amanecer tapatío’, convinced Vicente Fernández to seek his success in Mexico City.

At the end of 1965, he began to visit the different record companies but was always rejected.

Over the months, he garnered shares on the XEX station to reach larger audiences and build local fame.

Thus, in 1966 Vicente Fernández signed his first musical contract with CBS México, recording his first hits such as ‘Tu Camino y El Mío’ and ‘Cantina del Barrio’.

By 1971, Vicente Fernández extended his fame and work to the cinema:

  • ‘One and a half against the world’, 1971
  • ‘The law of the Mount’, 1974

In 1976, Vicente Fernández established himself as “the new king of ranchera music” thanks to the song ‘Volver, Volver’ which launched him to international fame.

In 1998, he was even recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Vicente Fernández Died
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List of successes and awards of Vicente Fernández

With more than 40 years of experience in music, Vicente Fernández created an extensive list of albums and awards.

In 2012, when he announced his retirement as a singer, Vicente Fernández had already sold more than 75 million copies of his albums.

Among the most outstanding albums of ‘ El Charro de Huetitán ‘, are:

  • Palabra de Rey, 1969
  • Volver, Volver, 1974
  • ¡Arriba Huentitán!, 1972
  • El Rey, 1974
  • El ídolo de México, 1975
  • El Hijo del Pueblo, 1975
  • La muerte de un gallero, 1977
  • A pesar de todo, 1978
  • El Tahur, 1979
  • El Tapatío, 1980
  • De un rancho a otro, 1984
  • Hoy platiqué con mi gallo, 1986
  • Por tu maldito amor, 1989
  • Vicente Fernández and  las clásicas de José Alfredo Jiménez, 1991 (Billboard Award)
  • Lástima que seas ajena, 1993
  • De qué manera te olvido, 1996
  • Mujeres Divinas, 1998
  • Muriendo de amor, 2005
  • Para Siempre, 2007
  • Necesito de ti, 2009 (Grammy Award)
  • El hombre que más te amó, 2010 (Gold and Platinum Records)
  • Un azteca en el Azteca, 2016

Vicente Fernández will continue to be the most recognized singer in the world in the ranchero genre.

For his tremendous and still growing fame, his powerful voice, and his unforgettable music, Vicente Fernández will remain in the memory of all those who enjoy a good song.

His longevity, his boundless dedication, and unmatched dedication to his fans ensure that he will forever be a popular favorite.

The legacy of Vicente Fernández ends up being, then, his immense work that has produced countless memorable successes and a distinctive style for the new generations.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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