What a gloomy day it is for us today. Not only did we lose one of our most beloved writers, we also lost Puerto Rican Salsa legend, Cheo Feliciano. Born José Luis Feliciano Vega on July 3, 1935 in Ponce, PR, he died in a car wreck on April 17, 2014 in Cupey, PR. He lost control of his Jaguar hitting a pole, his head struck and trespassed the windshield glass. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was declared dead at the scene.
The talented musician and singer was undergoing treatment for cancer in his liver. His wife believes he might've fallen asleep while driving due to some of the medication he was taking. The Governor of Puerto Rico, Alejandro Garcia Padilla, announced three days of mourning in the island, stating that "Today, Puerto Rico lost one of its greatest voices." Feliciano was 78 years old. We love his music, mourn his loss, and will forever remember him for making our souls dance!