Joan Sebastian ‘El Rey Del Jaripeo’ Dies at 64 After Battle With Cancer

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Singer Joan Sebastian receives Album of the Year, Ranchero/Mariachi at the Billboard Mexican Music Awards at the Dolby Theatre on October 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Joan Sebastian has died at the age of 64, losing his battle with bone cancer. 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.”

Figueroa confessed that when he was previously asked about his father’s condition he had to deny the rumors as he was not authorized to talk about it and is now confirming that his father is not in critical condition.

“My father is not in the middle of a horrible crisis,” he said. “We are going to inform the public so they are aware and so they won’t worry about my father. What is happening is that he’s under a new treatment that they are testing on my father. They are doing it at the hospital so they can see the results. My father is stable, obviously with the implications of having cancer, but he isn’t in greater danger.”

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