Joan Sebastian Dead At 64
The Mexican legend died surrounded by his family including Julian and José Manuel Figueroa. Facebook/MaribelGuardia

The news of Joan Sebastian's death is the most devastating to his family members. We can't imagine what they are going through, but it most defintely is a tough situation. The 64-year-old singer died following a long and arduous battle with cancer and we can only hope he is in a better place now. Televisa reporter Mara Patricia Castañeda, informed that "El Rey Del Jaripeo" died surrounded by all the people that he loved and what was most likely a very emotional goodbye. "Joan Sebastian died in the arms of Juliancito, his son," Castañeda told radio host Javier Poza. On social media, Julián Figueroa, the son Joan had with Maribel Guardia wrote: "You ride in peace. The only glory is heave. You will live forever in the hearts of those who loved you."

Celebrities haveexpressed their sadness on social media and Maribel Guardia was no exception. The Costa Rican singer and actress was married to the singer/songwriter, which also gave fruit to their son Julián Figueroa. After it was confirmed the "Secreto de Amor" hitmaker had lost his battle to cancer Guardia posted an image on her Facebook that read: "May God bless you, your laughter, your life, your dreams, your heart, your awakening, but above all, may God bless your existence." She later posted a photo her of Julián and Joan together with the caption: "An applause to the life of a friend, a great human being. Today a legend is born, a great idol to the country: Joan Sebastian. My deepest condolences to all of his family that I love and respect." Meanwhile Joan Sebastián's son, José Manuel Figueroa reacted on Twitter posting the following: "Today I understood that dying is an act of love. My father didn't die of cancer, he died of the hardships of life that hit his heart."

Joan Sebastian has died at the age of 64, losing his battle with cancer in the bones. He passed away in his ranch located in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico at 7:15pm (local time). Weeks ago it had been confirmed that the singer had been hospitalized and undergoing cancer treatment under medical supervision. Julián Figueroa, son of "El Rey Del Jaripeo" and Maribel Guardia, confirmed the news at the time to morning show "Hoy." In early 2014, Joan Sebastian revealed that he was battling cancer for the fourth time during his performances in Zacatecas. The 64-year-old singer told morning show "Hoy" that he had undergone chemotherapy prior to his presentations and still went through with the show. "We booked these dates two months ago, I didn't know that I would need chemotherapy again," he said at the time. "I am very conscious that this is something I have to deal with and I have fortunately been able to pull through." The "King Of Jaripeo" had difficulties going up the stairs and remained seated during his number, which he acknowledged to reporters saying, "I felt weak on stage."

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