MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican singer Jose Jose has died at the age of 71 at a hospital in south Florida, according to Mexican artists’ association ANDI.

He had announced he had pancreatic cancer in 2017.

He was born Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz but chose the stage name Jose Jose in honor of his father, who was an opera singer.

Jose Jose was known as the “Prince of Song” with songs like “El Triste” or “The Sad Man,” and “Amar y querer” or “Love and want.” He was known for dressing in suits with bow ties, silk scarves and pocket handkerchiefs.

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