This is so touching — one legend pays tribute to another.
was performing Sunday night at Marc Anthony Radio City Music Hall in New York City when he took a moment to pay tribute to late Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel, and broke down in tears during the memorial.
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Gabriel, of course,
is a true legend in Mexican music, and his work has impacted those around the globe.
That wasn't lost on Anthony, who cried when it came time to pay tribute to Gabriel in a speech recalling how he had first seen JuanGa on that very same stage years ago.
A concertgoer shared:
"There was not a dry eye in the audience during this performance."
Anthony then performed JuanGa's classic
Abrazame Muy Fuerte, and encouraged the audience to sing along (below):
LOVE this picture.
Anthony took to his own
account, too, to pay tribute to JuanGa with a very poignant picture (below): Instagram
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Anthony had previously worked with Gabriel, on the legend's album
Los Dúo 2.That work peaked at #1 on Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, and Marc Anthony helped wit the salsa version of Yo te recuerdo (below):
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Obviously, people all over the world who have been inspired, strengthened, and impacted by JuanGa's music are truly in mourning right now — Marc Anthony, included.
R.I.P., JuanGa, as you clearly had an incredible effect on a
countless number of people.
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