José Alfredo Jiménez Jr., son of the iconic Mexican regional artist of the same name, died this Wednesday, as confirmed by the National Association of Interpreters (ANDI).
“ANDI México announces the death of interpreting partner José Alfredo Jiménez Jr., composer and music producer with a prolific career. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends, ”the association wrote in a tweet.
Although the reason for his death has not been revealed, some local media claim that the artist was suffering from cancer that seriously deteriorated his health.
According to local media, the artist would be 63 years old at the time of his death, although the official page of the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM) only specifies that he was born on November 9 in the capital.
Jiménez was an electronic systems engineer but he was also a composer, and he created songs such as “Wound on the wound”, “The night you gave me the stars” and “I need a piece”, according to his biography as a member of the Society of Authors and Composers of Mexico (SACM).
José Alfredo was characterized by following in his father’s footsteps by dedicating his life to composition.
Renowned artists such as Tania Libertad, Lupillo Rivera, Paty Navidad or Grupo Cañaveral, among many others, performed their songs.
As a producer he worked on records for María de Lourdes, Lola Beltrán, Lucha Villa, Lorenzo de Monteclaro, Little Joe, Jorge “Coque” Muñiz, Tania Libertad, Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga and also the soundtrack of the movie “La Último y We are leaving ”, which includes his song“ Sueños de amor ”, co-authored with Memo Muñoz.
“On behalf of the entire Luz Récord team, we regret the sensitive passing of José Alfredo Jiménez Jr. Our most sincere condolences to the family. We hope that they will soon resign for their loved ones and friends ”, the producer Luz Record, where she worked, shared on Twitter.
Recently José Alfredo had commented that he was collaborating in the writing of his father’s bioseries that is being carried out by the HBO Max platform, still without a release date.
And he showed a special interest because iconic personalities from the composer’s time such as Chavela Vargas, a great friend of Jiménez, Pedro Infante, and Jorge Negrete, could be part of the story.
The last goodbye to José Alfredo Jiménez Jr
After the departure of the son of one of the most important composers of Mexican regional music was announced, several celebrities dedicated a final message to say goodbye to José Alfredo Jiménez Jr, who paid tribute to his father on several occasions.
Celebrities, such as the Magician Ari Sandy, shared a farewell message to their friend, through social networks:
Con la triste noticia que falleció mi amigo José Alfredo Jimenez Jr, mi pésame a su esposa Veronica e hijos pic.twitter.com/8e8oIZT8MF
— Mago Ari Sandy (@magoarisandy) September 29, 2021
To the list of celebrities who regretted the departure of José Alfredo Jiménez Jr., was added Carlos Cuevas , who months ago starred in a strong legal dispute against his famous sister, Aida Cuevas.
— CARLOS CUEVAS (@carlos_cuevas) September 29, 2021
Like her brother, Aida Cuevas also dedicated a few last words to her friend, José Alfredo Jiménez Gálvez.
“I regret the death of José Alfredo Jiménez Gálvez, son of the prolific composer and the legendary” King “# JoséAlfredoJiménez – RIP – My condolences to his relatives”, Aida Cuevas, singer
So far, the causes of his death have not been released.