The interpreter died at the age of 86 after suffering an accident at his home in Mexicali, Baja California
The singer Gilberto “El Sahuaripa” Valenzuela, recognized for his interpretations of “Moro de cumpas” and “De que te quiero, te quiero”, died after suffering an accident at his home in Mexicali, Baja California, and spending several days hospitalized in a medical unit in the same federative entity.
The Sonoran artist was hospitalized this week for a severe fall inside his home, which caused a head injury from which he could no longer recover.
The 86-year-old interpreter’s loved ones confirmed the accident last Thursday and last night the death with an emotional message about the life and work of “Sahuaripa” Valenzuela
“We want to announce the sensitive death of our dear husband, father, and grandfather Gilberto Valenzuela Macén, which occurred today, Friday, April 2 at 9:25 pm,” wrote the Valenzuela Salazar family.
“We will always keep your body and your voice present, even if time passes and you are not among us, your soul is still among us. We will not be sad because you left, we will rejoice every day for every moment we live by your side and your indelible memory “, the family pointed out in a post via Facebook.
Gilberto Valenzuela Galindo was born in Sahuaripa, Sonora, on February 27, 1935, beginning his artistic career at the young age of 13.
In 1949 he moved to Mexicali, from where he achieved fame with songs like “El Moro de Cumpas” and “No Soy Monedita de Oro”, thus achieving the interpretation of songs like the emblematic “El Cachanilla” and “Tierra Generosa”.
Throughout the years, his contribution to regional music was great, for which he received a number of recognitions and awards, including the one delivered at the Huntington Park Club, California, the Mariachi Association in 2009, for his 60 years of a musical career.
In 2011, the Baja California Institute of Culture paid tribute to him, inaugurating an exhibition entitled “Gracias Mexicali” at the State Center for the Arts.
Rest in peace Gilberto Valenzuela “El Sahuaripa”.