What people are saying about Mexican icon Juan Gabriel’s death

After news broke on Monday that beloved Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel had died Sunday night at 66, fans everywhere expressed their mourning on social media. As American-Statesman reporter Nancy Flores writes, he leaves behind a musical legacy that spans more than four decades.

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2009, file photo, Mexican singer Juan Gabriel accepts the person of the year award at the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. Representatives of Juan Gabriel have reported Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, that he has died. Gabriel was Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist with sales of more than 100 million albums. The statement says he died Sunday, but did not say where. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

In this Nov. 5, 2009, file photo, Mexican singer Juan Gabriel accepts the person of the year award at the 10th Annual Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Here are just a few of the social media posts honoring Juan Gabriel:

“I find myself speechless when expressing my immense sadness for the death of the great @soyjuangabriel. His music and spirit will live on forever.”

“A night dedicated to my dear brother @soyjuangabriel another angel has escaped us…Take care of us.”

“A wonderful composer. Brilliant.”

“We lost the inimitable @juangabrieloficial A great talent who for decades has gifted the world infinite unforgettable melodies! His voice and songs will continue to fill our hearts forever. May he rest in peace.”

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