HOUSTON — Tejano musician Fito Olivares, recognized for songs that had been wedding ceremony and quinceañera mainstays together with the hit “Juana La Cubana,” died Friday. He was 75.
Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Specific-Information through AP
The famous saxophonist died within the morning at residence in Houston, in accordance with his spouse, Griselda Olivares. She stated he was recognized with most cancers final 12 months.
Born Rodolfo Olivares within the Mexican state of Tamaulipas on April 19, 1947, Fito Olivares began taking part in professionally in his teenagers. In 1980, he and his brothers shaped Olivares y su Grupo La Pura Sabrosura and moved to Houston.
Different tunes he’s recognized for embody “Aguita de Melon,” “El Chicle” and “El Colesterol.” Along with taking part in the saxophone, he additionally performed accordion, wrote songs and sometimes sang, his spouse stated.
Griselda Olivares stated the household was seeing numerous assist from followers on social media. “They performed the music everywhere in the world,” she stated.
Amongst these posting tributes was Ed Gonzalez, the sheriff for Harris County, the place Houston is situated.
“Relaxation in peace to a legend all of us grew up with Fito Olivares,” Gonzalez tweeted. “Thanks for the music.”