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Mexican Singer Dies After Clearing Up False Reports Of His Death

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This is just so bizarre, creepy, and tragic.

Mexican musician Sergio "El Shaka" Vega was killed in a shooting Saturday night, after spending the prior afternoon clearing up false rumors that he was dead.

The 40 year old singer was known to sing about Mexico's drug cartel culture, and apparently was targeted by rival drug barons.

He told the press on Saturday:

"It's happened to me for years now. Someone tells a radio station or a newspaper I've killed, or suffered an accident."

So awful. Our thoughts are with his family during this time.

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62 comments to “Mexican Singer Dies After Clearing Up False Reports Of His Death”



  1. 1

    so how do we know this isn't made up???? your reliability has faltered from what it used to be mario……………..



  2. 2

    Poor guy. I guess there's no room for good people in Mexico, they all just get shot.
    Maybe that's why everyone runs away to America?



  3. 3

    lol good



  4. 4

    Karma…

  5. buck says – reply to this


    5

    the squeaky wheel get the oil



  6. 6

    I seen this in El Gordo Y La Flaca sooooooo sad…. he was such a great singer but but why dont singers learn from this and stop singing about Mexican Drug Cartels…????
    WHo will take care of his 18 children????



  7. 7

    ..But also kinda funny in an ironic way. It's like a Mel Brooks routine come to life.



  8. 8

    So sad for him, that how bad violence is in Mexico. The 'corridos' used to be about women, tequila and love. That's what I grew up listening to not the 'narco-corrido' which are based on real life drug dealers and cartels that waht he used to sing about.
    @cuppcakez: is not good, next person could be someone you know, the violence is just around the corner, u.s.a. being the major drug consumer, pray for that not happening here.



  9. 9

    Cielos.



  10. 10

    I'm Mexican &&& have no clue who this man is. Pobre, I'll keep his family in my prayers.



  11. 11

    @ nonis Your a freaking idiot !! Mexicans are very hard working people, why dont you look at all the homeless people on the street and most of the time its white or blacks because the mexicans are on the other corner getting picked up by company trucks to work hard labor to support their family.



  12. 12

    Re: DaRockz – Mmmmmmm, that is some good white trash inbred logic right thurr.



  13. 13

    When the fuck are the Mexicans going to get their collective shit together? Instead of singing songs about the drug cartels, he should have been fighting them. Mexicans need to stick up for themselves like the good people of AZ are sticking up for Americans or this kind of shit is going to keep happening. God bless America. Fuck Mexico.

  14. emmdg says – reply to this


    14

    Re: DaRockz – I hope you are kidding. Because if you are not you are just a total piece of crap. Mexicans do nothing? Sorry but you are totally wrong, yes they work illegally and everything, but they do nothing but work hard to support their families. So fuck off and just keep on being shitty I'm sure you will get very far someday, ass!



  15. 15

    Re: DaRockz

    "Mexicans are like rats"?
    Your comment is simply pathetic. Keep on talking like an ignorant piece of white trash.
    It's good to know that not all white people thinks like you, asshole!!



  16. 16

    i'm from Sergio Vega's hometown.. he was one of the greatest artist from here, he was a very loved person on this part of Mexico.. when he started on this bussines he singed about mexico's drug cartel culture, but not a lot.. he was best know for the songs of love that he singed.. he was a very good person to everyone that came close to him, a great friend, and father..

    i ask for respect.. because if you people who doesn't even know who he was.. you shouldn't say nothing.. this is no karma… and doesn't let you to express about mexicans like this way..



  17. 17

    Re: DaRockz

    Ugh. How ignorant. Its funny how you say Mexicans don't do anything… yet YOU are here posting in a celebrity gossip site… look…you have all the "AWESOME" little American rights you complain these dirty mexican take from you…use them.



  18. 18

    :[ R.I.P.



  19. 19

    Re: DaRockz – asshole…..screw u



  20. 20

    yes he died last saturday victim of the drug cartels, yesterday morning Dr. Rodolfo Torre Cantu who was running for governor of Tamaulipas was also murdered just two days before wrapping up his campaign. STOP VIOLENCE IN MEXICO!! There has been a lot of shootings through-out the country. Mexico is mourning.



  21. 21

    Re: emmdg – sounds more like fat boy trying to get people to comment, like always….



  22. 22

    Perez you are for ILLEGAL immagration. You are for the very people (drug cartels) that killed this man to come here and kill Americans. Perez you are a piece of shit!



  23. 23

    seriously? perez we all heard that doodoo Saturday morning. move on . shiiiit.



  24. 24

    Re: archimmes – LOL darocks is a fucking stupid little bitch..ignorant fuck!



  25. 25

    Re: bbtaddpole – then why are you here?



  26. 26

    Re: April 20th – Don't worry, BBC reported this story on Sunday. Miraculously, he's accurate, but late as always.
    Re: giselalopez – Isn't it sad that people feel the need to write terrible things about someone they don't know?



  27. 27

    To all of you who dont know who he is you should really shut up! his name was Sergio Vega and he was a great singer and he did sing about drug cartel among love and women just like some of americans singers sing about love, drugs and alcohol, the diference is that he did it like a protest about the horrible reality of the murders and shootings these people do to the innocents, unlike almost every american singer who sings about drugs only to try to make themselves look cool instead of pathetic, he wasnt in anything illegal, these people are just killing to deliver messages to higher people and sometimes just because they dont like the guy they think is ok to kill him, so dont go saying karma because this is an innocent man killed by criminals.
    Darockz, we are like rats? I would love to see you try to do any of the work we can do, we are capable of doing anything because we work our asses off since we are little helping our families with anything we can all the way until the day we die, you wouldt be able to take one hour of the work we do in some cases for sometimes 12 hours a day



  28. 28

    R.I.P El Shaka.
    he didnt diserve wat happened to him. he was an amazing singer.
    i hope other bands learn from this sad experience and stop singing corridos.
    In your honor Shaka PURO SONORA!!!



  29. 29

    He was a narcocorrido - his songs celebrated drug smuggling and the drug cartels. He's not the first to be murdered and he won't be the last.



  30. 30

    "targeted by rival drug barons" implies that he himself was a drug baron…geeze, can't you write one article correctly?



  31. 31

    DaRockz you say Mexicans dont do nothing and Blacks do?…..That was a good laugh. Blacks are so annouying, Lazy and Ignorant and dont know how to keep a job.



  32. 32

    wow perez youre so late on this news. he was shot 30 times



  33. 33

    Im mexican and i live in the same city he lived… he was a beloved singer and human being around here and all mexico… such a good person and down to earth no matter how much money he made… he was the same humble guy, he wasn't into any drug cartel… he just didn't want to sing for a politician that day… and who sadly was murdered and that same day (saturday morning) then he was chased and murdered too… the worst thing is that he was driving and called his manager for help… he could see the police was closer but then he got shoot till death… will be dearly missed… RIP



  34. 34

    Re: Eliazar Rodriguez – Weren't you complaining he hadn't reported on his death yet. Make up your mind.



  35. 35

    i cant believe that there are still so many racist ppl out there…its ridiculos and shameful. i feel sorry for you and your parents, such a shame that you all were raised to be such idiotic adults. i agree with littleredpixie, what he sang about was no different from what rappers here in the US rap about. ppl are quick to point out the bad, yet fail to remember that he also sang about love and women and life. i suggest to the ppl on here to just come to "voice" their opinions keep your mouths shut, just like they taught u in kinder, if you have nothing nice to say say nothing at all. show some respect. this is a human life that was taken. and before you go throwing "karma" around remember wat goes around does come around, n ur ignorace will be repaid. n i am not like a rat, thank u, i am an educated mexicana, n you "darock" obciously have nothing to do with ur time except sit around and make assumptions about ppl just becuz they arent the same color as you. shame on you. rip sergio vega descansa en paz



  36. 36

    Bit late in reporting this perez… it was on the BBC a few days ago.



  37. 37

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – Of course, YOU would be here spewing shit. Funny how you trailer trash (the other being Darockz) just flock together like flies on shit. But thats your whole life isn't it? Eating shit and spewing it out on everyone else.



  38. 38

    saw someone talking about this on sunday..way to be on top of things. rip tho. so sad.



  39. 39

    Re: DaRockz – FUCK YOU!



  40. 40

    Arriba el Shaka! He will be missed. It's crazy Saturday night i was at a dance and they played a few of his songs and in the morning i found out he was killed. QEPD



  41. 41

    I LOVE THE WAY YOU ALWAYS HAVE DIFFERENT REPORTS PEREZ, I WOULD NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD HAVE POSTED THIS REPORT. RIP EL SHAKA



  42. 42

    Re: DaRockz – Hey DaRock: How dare you say that Mexicans are lazy and do nothing. I don't see whites or blacks washing windows, selling candy, or trying to earn a living doing long laborious work to earn a few coins a day! I'm not trying to be a racist or negative toward others, but white and black homeless people are always seen next to the freeway holding a sign just begging for money. I've never seen a Mexican standing or sleeping next to a freeway begging or holding a cardboard asking for help. Mexicans work hard! It's so sad that people like you don't take the time to appreciate other's culture, heritage, and race.



  43. 43

    Re: DaRockz – Hey DaRock: How dare you say that Mexicans are lazy and do nothing. I don't see homeless whites or blacks washing windows, selling candy, or trying to earn a living doing long laborious work to earn a few coins a day! I'm not trying to be racist or negative towards others, but homeless whites and blacks are always seen next to the freeway holding a sign begging for money. I've never seen a Mexican standing or sleeping next to a freeway holding a cardboard sign begging for money. Mexicans work hard! Mexican's try to at least clean ur window 4 the money. It's so sad that people like you don't take the time to appreciate other's culture and heratige. Ur a sad person and I feel sorry 4 u.



  44. 44

    Re: archimmes – Re post #38 So you're saying that you are covered in the shit that I spew? Again with the accusations of me being trailer trash? Project much? By the way, me and DaRockz have exchanged nasty words. We aren't amigos. It's very pathetic that you accuse me of spewing shit when your first comment here is that a man's murder is funny. What the fuck is funny about him being murdered by drug cartels? Zero, asshole. It's super fucking disheartening. If Mexicans were able to clean up their country, no one would be more supportive than me.



  45. 45

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – So, are you really that fucking retarded that you can't gather up enough cells to see the difference between a humorous jab that I made about this killing and you posting stupid shit about how mexicans should get their shit together like us, cuz obviously WE are doing sooooo well you see, you fucking marmaluke, and then saying "fuck mexico"? See, I'm just not sure whether you are deliberately dumb like I think you are, or you're just this glutton for punishment posting shit in order to get some attention. I bet its the latter, I bet you're just sitting in front of your computer in a pile of feces and vomit and just jerking off everytime someone calls you a bitch, which you are btw.



  46. 46

    asdfg;;



  47. 47

    Re: killer_kupkakes – good people? these singers are like PR for the cartels. they write songs telling the stories of the cartels on behalf of one and aim it at others. he was probably targeted because he was essentially part of the game.



  48. 48

    it would be a shame if this happened to Perez….just a shame



  49. 49

    Let me see if I have this correct…
    - If you cross the Mexican border ILLEGALLY you pay a fine and are deported, the second time you are jailed for up to 10 years.
    - If you cross the French border ILLEGALLY you are fined, jailed and then deported.
    - If you enter England ILLEGALLY you are fined £10,000 and deported.
    - If you enter Italy ILLEGALLY you are fined €13,000 and deported.
    - If you cross the Northern Korean border ILLEGALLY you get 12 years of hard labor.
    - If you cross the Iranian border ILLEGALLY you are detained indefinitely.
    - If you cross the Afghan border ILLEGALLY, you get shot.
    - If you cross the Saudi Arabian border ILLEGALLY you will be jailed.
    - If you cross the Chinese border ILLEGALLY you may never be heard from again.
    - If you cross the Venezuelan border ILLEGALLY you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
    - If you cross the Cuban border ILLEGALLY you will be thrown into political prison to rot.

    - If you cross the U.S. border ILLEGALLY you get…….
    1 - A JOB
    2 - A DRIVERS LICENSE
    3 - SOCIAL SECURITY CARD
    4 - WELFARE
    5 - FOOD STAMPS
    6 - CREDIT CARDS
    7 - SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE
    8 - FREE EDUCATION,
    9 - FREE HEALTH CARE
    10 - A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
    11 - BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
    12 - AND THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON'T GET ENOUGH RESPECT.



  50. 50

    Re: kriskriskris – so what's your point?



  51. 51

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – F*ck you, F*ck your momma for not raising you properly, fu*k your daddy for not using a condom the day your ugly racist ass was conceived. And again fu*k you again for not be strong minded enough to think for yourself. Your LAZY, UGLY, RACIST, WEAKMINDED RELIES ON FOX NEWS TO DO ALL THE THINKING FOR YOU. YOU PIECE OF UGLY SHIT!!!!



  52. 52

    Another death added to the list, God what is this world coming to. I'm scared of stepping foot in Mexico now. I miss Gma && Gpa. )':



  53. 53

    I live in East Los Angeles, and the 20 years i've lived here, sure… i've seen a few people get shot, and blood on the sidewalks and such. But it's not EVERYWHERE. Not ALL Hispanics are like that. I went to one of the SHITTIEST schools EVER, and I STILL managed to get into UCLA, and MANY of my classmates (some who were here illegally) got into even BETTER schools. My friend Juan got into HARVARD for fucks sake! And he was here illegally!! AND AT ALMOST EVERY FREEWAY EXIT, there was ALWAYS a WHITE or BLACK homeless person bitching at us "LAZY MEXICANS" for money. It was pretty rare to see a Mexican bum over here. They were usually selling ice cream, candies, or "elotes" (if you're Mexican you know what i'm talking about). But the point is, they didn't give up and start begging for money. They got off their asses and earn whatever they can. You racists need to stop being such ignorant IDIOTS. get OVER yourself. YOU are the DESCENDANTS of AMERICAN LAND THIEVES. Europeans STOLE this land from the Natives. God bless who? Thieves? Get real.



  54. 54

    so sad :(



  55. 55

    Re: DaRockz – i hope a big black guy rapes the shit out of your ass hole.



  56. 56

    Maybe we should have let the French conquer us.



  57. 57

    Most of you assholes that are being jackasses should take this seriously because karma will bite you in the ass so fucking hard that it will make you cry blood. This isn't made up and for those saying that Mexican don't do SHIT.. well FUCK YOU! they work twice as hard as anyone else in this bullshit place and the only reason why they come here is to become someone in this life or for their children to succeed. If you think that what I'm saying is bull crap then I hope that God forgives you because we are all human and illegal or not we still have rights to live and to be happy. United States used to be Mexico and as you guys are noticing how its going down over there I don't know why you're being racist because you are by saying GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY or LEARN ENGLISH well you americans also have to learn how to speak spanish and other languages for you to get a good career so you guys can shut the fuck up and let Mexican stay here and become someone in this life since they can't do it in their hometown. It's sad how everyone is being an asshole and acting worser than an animal. Just think about it and don't be against Mexican. I feel sorry for you if you hate Mexicans or are against them and we do pay taxes BITCH.



  58. 58

    Re: pinktoenails – I agree with you on that!



  59. 59

    You piece of white trash are pathetic and ignorant. Don't talk shit if you don't have the balls and this isn't funny and lame news. Show some respect!



  60. 60

    Re: shxtlipgloss – Moron, you accuse people of being racist then call us "white trash?" Any one who uses the word "worser" is a fucking idiot. No wonder you sympathize with criminals. You are fucking pathetic and your little illegal amigos are getting kicked the fuck out. Enjoy!



  61. 61

    ayy noo every week somebodys getting shott killed ughh all this is going on because the drug lords and cartels have the mexican government in the palm of their hand so sadly i dont think things are gonna change soon

  62. @v@ says – reply to this


    62

    More empty, soulless, ugly happenings.