The music world is currently mourning the sudden passing of the musician who reportedly suffered a heart attack during the U.S. leg of his MeXXico Es Todo Tour. Musician Marc Anthony, who was married to Jennifer for just over seven years, broke down on stage during an emotional tribute to Juan at a gig on Sunday, and now his ex-wife has shared her own message to Juan.
Alongside a photo of the crooner taken during his youth, Jennifer, 47, wrote a long message in Spanish.
Viendo un concierto de este gran artista #juangabriel que yo atendi en las Vegas unos anos atras… Me recuerdo que me senti que mas que su gran talento que era un maravillo lo que me toco fue que su espiritu era tan generoso y tenia un amor y una gracia incomparable!! Te quiero y gracias por todo lo que nos haz dado con tu musica y tu vida! Nos vamos a extranar muchisimo leyenda! #perdonamiespanol #SorryifImessedupthespanish #fromtheheart
“Watching this great artist #juangabriel’s concert I attended in Vegas a few years ago… I remember feeling that besides his marvelous talent, what touched me was that his spirit was so generous and that he had a love and grace that was incomparable,” she wrote, as translated by E! News. “I love you and thank you for all that you’ve given us through your music and life! We’re going to miss you a lot, legend! #PleaseForgiveMySpanish #SorryIfIMessedUptheSpanish #fromtheheart.”
Marc, also 47, shared a similar sentiment on his Instagram account earlier in the week (beg29Aug16) following his emotional performance.
Hoy el mundo de la música Latina ha perdido un gigante, un ícono y una leyenda que marcó mi vida para siempre. El es gran responsable de que mi carrera tomara este rumbo desde el primer dia. Enormemente triste con la noticia de la pérdida de uno de mis héroes. Una vida más grande que la vida misma se apaga hoy, pero tu música y tu legado quedará con nosotros para siempre. Descansa en paz mi luz. @soyjuangabriel
In Spanish, he told fans how the world of Latin music has lost “a giant, an icon, and a legend”, and shared how grateful he was to Juan for inspiring him to become a singer songwriter.