Mexican singer and actor best known for his Bolero-Ranchera songs.
He was born Gabriel Siria Levario to a butcher father and trader mother, but was raised mostly by his aunt and uncle.
He died at the young age of thirty-four, following an unsuccessful gallbladder surgery.
He was married to Blanca Estela Saenz, a dancer who he met in Mexico City.
He and actor Pedro Infante were members of a prominent group of Mexican entertainers known as the "Three Roosters."