Today in 1984 popular teen singer and songwriter Adan Santos Sanchez was born in California. Though Sanchez died tragically at age 19 years-old, he left a league of teen fans and of course his music behind. In his short years he made history when he sold out Hollywood’s Kodak Theater on March 20, 2004.
No one could predict that seven day later the talented Mexican-American singer would be dead on the rural roads of Sinaloa, Mexico en route to a concert performance in Nayarit. Sinaloa was where his father Adan “Chalino” Sanchez, a pioneer in narco ballads, was kidnapped and killed allegedly by
narcos in 1992, when Adan was just 8-years-old.
Sanchez produced his first album of Spanish songs Dios Me Nega, at the age of 10. During his short life he recorded nine albums of romantic ballads many as tribute to his father. He was driving his father’s Ford Sedan in Sinaloa when it blew a tire causing the car to roll, resulting in the death of the younger Sanchez.
Thousands of fans filled the streets outside the Los Angeles church where his funeral mass was held and held vigil at the San Fernando funeral home in Escuinapa. Posthumously his family has released several songs that Sanchez had not yet released.
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