The music world lost an icon today. Vicente Fernández passed away at the age of 81 after battling health issues for the past few months following a fall at his home in Guadalajara. The Mexican singer was a legend not only in his hometown, but he was also a cultural icon here in Los Angeles. Chente and his music have also been a staple at Dodger Stadium for years.
As such, Dodgers fans reacted to the news of Fernandez’s passing with love and fond memories.
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Back in 2019, former Dodgers outfielder Alex Verdugo, who walked up to the plate to Vicente’s “Volver, Volver” talked about why he chose the song.
That is something I like to listen to. My father growing up every time I am in the car with him, anytime I am cleaning the house, he would be playing Vicente and all these other artists. It is just something I grew up listening to. Being Mexican, we like to dance and we get emotional so when they listen, they love to hear it. It’s my favorite part just to walk up and hear the support and hear everybody screaming and crying.
Vicente’s music will live on well beyond this day and Chicanos all around Los Angeles are thankful for his gift to us and to the world. Rest in peace, Chente! Gracias por todo.