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Héctor Lavoe

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Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
Ponce, PR
Death Date
Jun 29, 1993 (46)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
30, 1946
Birthplace
Ponce, PR
Death Date
Jun 29, 1993 (46)

About

Known as the El Cantante de los Cantantes, the singer of singers, he garnered numerous awards for his jibaro salsa-flavored music.

Before Fame

Starting at age fourteen, he was making enough money to drop out of school and move to New York to devote himself entirely to music.

Trivia

Though professionally an unqualified success, his personal life was littered with tragedy; he struggled with drugs, suicide attempts, and the death of close family members.

Family Life

He was born in the Machuelito barrio of Ponce, Puerto Rico and grew up in a musical family. He had sons named Jose and Hector and a daughter named Leslie.

Associated With

He performed with some of the top Latin musicians of his time, including Tito Puente, with whom he sang "Donde Estabas Tú."