Johnny Canales, TV Host And Tejano Music Singer Dies At 77
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Johnny Canales, TV Host And Tejano Music Singer Dies At 77

Johnny Canales, a legendary figure in Tejano music best known for hosting “The Johnny Canales Show,” passed away on Thursday at the age of 77, his family confirmed.

An announcement was made on the singer’s Facebook page, saying, “With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Johnny Canales.” No reason for the death was stated.

The post continued, saying that

The Singer “was a source of joy and hope for many people; he was more than just a cherished husband, father, TV host, musician, and performer. The world was greatly impacted by his contagious personality and commitment to advancing Latino music and culture. Johnny left behind a legacy that will endure, as well as the innumerable lives he impacted.

We thank all of your love, support, and good thoughts during this difficult period. We ask that you remember and pray for our family. Recall him with the enthusiasm and excitement he instilled in our lives rather than with melancholy thoughts.”

Nora Canales, posted a video

In May of last year, Canales’ spouse, Nora Canales, posted a video revealing the singer’s poor condition. “He’s stable and he’s OK,” she said.

Selena Quintanilla’s introduction to popular audiences was credited to Canales. On his show in the middle of the 1980s, she made one of her first live TV appearances.

Thousands of Mexican families in the US watched “The Johnny Canales Show” on the Univision Network from 1988 to 1996, according to Billboard. Additionally, the program moved to Telemundo in 1997, where it ran for a short while.

Fans flooded the Tejano icon’s Facebook page with memories and condolences after it was announced that he had passed away.

“Many people have benefited from Johnny’s opportunities in the music industry. He has a wonderful heart and my respect for him.”You got it, Eric Morales wrote. Take it away, much love.

Growing up in the 1990s was a legend, as Leonala LC Cavazos posted. Sunday morning, Mom had prepared breakfast, and I was watching Johnny Canales Show and sending my condolences to his family.

Ramón Ayala, a Mexican singer, composer, and accordion player, also shared a picture of Canales on Instagram, characterising him as a trailblazer who found up-and-coming musicians and helped them become well-known worldwide.

Thousands of people watched his program across the United States and Northern Mexico, joining our Latin American brothers who live here and consistently fighting for justice and our immigrants.” Ayala made a post.