Colombian cumbia singer Aniceto Molina dies at 76
Colombian cumbia singer Aniceto Molina passed away Monday night. He was 76 years old.
The famed Latin American star was pronounced dead late afternoon on March 30th at the San Antonio University Hospital.
According to his children, Johnny and Delis, Molina has suffered respiratory problems since the beginning of the year, reports La Prensa Grafica.
In his last visit to the hospital, Molina had to undergo extreme treatments and even an induced coma to be treated for a lung bacteria that made it hard to breathe. As a result, he also suffered heart complications, which were the cause of his death Monday afternoon.
His son, Johnny Molina, made the announcement via social media, which stated the following:
One of Molina’s wishes before passing was to be buried in the city where his parents lay at rest, according to his daughter.
Molina, who was a singer and accordionist since the age of 12, was born in El Campano, Colombia and resided in San Antonio, Texas. He was known as “El Tigre Sabanero” and for his popular songs such as “La Cumbia Sampuesana,” “El Peluquero” and “La Gorra.” His career expanded for over forty years, and though his music is a hit in Latin America, he was very popular in El Salvador.
This tragic news, specifically, hit home for me, because I grew up listening to his music. And until this day, a party is not a party, without some Aniceto Molina.
Thank you Tigre for the legacy and music you leave behind, may you r.i.p.