Irma Luz Arce, mother of Puerto Rican idol Chayanne, has died after battling cancer. The 75-year-old woman had been hospitalized for a couple of days at the Menonita de Caguas Hospital and had her last breath at 6pm (local time) today, reports El Nuevo Día. The "Dejaría Todo" singer released a statement which read: "In the name of my family and myself I would like to inform you that my mother Irma Luz has left with God. She had been fronting a long and delicate situation but peace was on her side, it was always with her. As you can understand, it is a great and painful loss and we ask you kindly to please respect this moment that our family is going through."

Chayanne's written statement continued, "we ask for your prayers from afar as a demonstration of support and our eternal gratitude to Menonita de Caguas Hospital." The funeral will take place at the La Paz De Cristo in San Lorenzo while the burial will take place on Saturday at 10am. Earlier in the day, Chayanne had expressed his condolences following the death of Gabriel García Márquez. "Gabriel García Márquez has abandoned us but has left a great legacy for history. Rest in peace," he wrote on Twitter. The "Provócame" singer is set to make an appearance at the Premios Billboard Awards on April 24 in Miam where he is set to perform "Humanos Amarte."