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Legendary Tejano Artist Emilio Navaira Has Died At 53

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The music world has lost another legend as Grammy award-winning musician Emilio Navaira passed away Monday night at the age of 53.

Navaira was best known as the king of Tejano music — a Texan-Mexican style — and sang alongside Selena several times before she was shot and killed in Corpus Christi, Texas back in 1995. After the songstress' death, Emilio became of face of the genre.

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Reportedly, Emilio's family members found him unconscious and called 911. Unfortunately, it was too late as doctors later pronounced him dead. Though there hasn't been an autopsy yet, it's believed that the singer suffered a heart attack.

Several years ago, Navaira talked a bit about about his transition from primarily a Latin audience to trying to break into the English speaking scene saying:

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