Many Tejano music lovers, El Pasoans included, are still mourning the loss of beloved Tejano legend Johnny Canales who passed away at the age of 76 last week.

A post was shared on Canales’ Facebook page that read:

"He was more than just a beloved husband, father, TV host, musician, and entertainer; he was a beacon of hope and joy for countless people.”


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According to those who knew Canales, his vibrant personality and unwavering commitment to promoting Latino music and culture have made him a beloved figure in the industry.

"His infectious charisma and dedication to promoting Latino music and culture left a large mark on the world. Johnny's spirit will continue to live on through the countless lives he touched and the legacy he built."


A Tejano Music Icon That Will Never Be Forgotten

In the weeks leading up to his passing, Canales' family had shared updates about his grave illness, preparing fans and loved ones for this heartbreaking moment.

His death leaves a void in the hearts of many, but his contributions to Tejano music and the cultural tapestry of the Latino community will not be forgotten.

As the community comes to terms with this loss, the legacy of Johnny Canales stands as a testament to his life's work.

His show, music, and personality will continue to inspire future generations, ensuring that his influence endures.

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