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Antonio Aguilar

Antonio Aguilar, 88; Mexican singer and actor had a huge following north of the border

Antonio Aguilar, 88; Mexican singer and actor had a huge following north of the border

Mexican singer and actor Antonio Aguilar, who delighted international audiences for years with wholesome musical rodeo shows that earned him a reputation as the Roy Rogers of Mexico, has died. He was 88. Aguilar had endured a protracted battle with pneumonia before he died late Tuesday at a Mexico City hospital, according to the Associated Press. A viewing and memorial Mass were held Wednesday at the capital's historic Basilica de Guadalupe, where dignitaries, celebrities and fans gathered to pay last respects to an artist considered one of the country's leading cultural ambassadors. Mexican President Felipe Calderon called Aguilar's death a great loss and expressed hope...

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