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Vicente Fernández
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Birth name Vicente Fernández Gómez
Born (1940-02-17)February 17, 1940
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died December 12, 2021(2021-12-12) (aged 81)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Genres Ranchera, Bolero, Ballad
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 1952–2016
Labels Sony Music

Vicente Fernández Gómez (February 17, 1940 – December 12, 2021) was a Mexican singer and actor. He is known as Chente or El Rey De La Canción Ranchera (The King of Ranchera Music). He had sold over 50 million copies worldwide. Fernandez had won eight Latin Grammy Awards and three Grammy Awards. His career spanned for over 60 years until his retirement in 2016.

Fernández was born on February 17, 1940 in Jalisco, Mexico. He had three children including Mexican singer Alejandro Fernández.

Fernández was hospitalized after falling at his home in Guadalajara on August 6, 2021. He died on December 12, 2021 from problems caused by that fall at 6:15 am in a hospital in his home town Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico at the age of 81.

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