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Jimmy Gonzalez Dies: Grammy-Winning Tejano Star Was 67

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Thursday, 07 June 2018 02:07 PM

Jimmy Gonzalez died Wednesday after becoming ill. The frontman for the Grammy-winning Tejano group Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz was 67.

A promoter for the group's label, Freddie Records , says Gonzalez died Wednesday morning in San Antonio. Eloy Leija (EE'-loy LAY'-huh) says Gonzalez, who co-founded the group, had health problems related to diabetes.

Leija says Gonzalez was returning to his native Brownsville following a show and stopped in San Antonio to see relatives when he became ill with low blood sugar issues and suffered cardiac arrest. Leija says Gonzalez was transported to Methodist Hospital, where he died.

Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz earned six Latin Grammy awards for Best Tejano Album, most recently in 2014 for "Forever Mazz."

Services were pending Wednesday.

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Jimmy Gonzalez died Wednesday after becoming ill. The frontman for the Grammy-winning Tejano group Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz was 67.
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