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Salsa music great José "Cheo" Feliciano, 78, dies in car crash

Published on Apr 18, 2014 2:16 AM

SAN JUAN (REUTERS) - Puerto Rican singer José Luis"Cheo" Feliciano, who performed with some of salsa's top stars, was killed in a car crash in San Juan early Thursday morning, police said.

He was 78.

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla declared three days of mourning for the widely admired salsero.

Feliciano died shortly after 4 a.m, according to Axel Valencia, a San Juan police spokesman. The El Nuevo Dia newspaper said his Jaguar hit an electricity pole. "It appears as if he lost control while taking a curve,"Police Inspector Jorge Hernandez Pena said, adding that he was not wearing a seat belt.

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