(CNN)Mexican vocalist Vicente Fernandez, 81, passed distant connected Sunday astatine a infirmary successful the occidental Mexican metropolis of Guadalajara, according to a station published connected his authoritative Instagram account.
The ranchera prima was successful mediocre wellness aft a autumn successful August that forced him to person surgery.
Locally known arsenic El Rey, the king of Mexican music, Fernandez recorded much than 300 songs, sold much than 65 cardinal albums worldwide and won 3 Grammys and 8 Latin Grammys.
He was champion known for his songs "Volver, Volver," "Por Tu Maldito Amor," and "El Rey."
Fernandez -- who has a prima connected the Hollywood Walk of Fame -- was named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy successful 2002.