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Salsa Singer Cheo Feliciano Dead at 78

Car crash kills Puerto Rican great

Cheo Feliciano

Cheo Feliciano, a top salsa vocalist from Puerto Rico and a former member of the Fania All Stars, was killed in an automobile accident in the San Juan suburb of Cupey this morning, according to various news sources. Feliciano, who was alone in his car at the time, was 78.

So popular was Feliciano in the territory that the governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, declared a three-day mourning period in his honor.

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