For the world, Michael Jackson's death was the death of an insanely well known person.
In Latin America, Juan Gabriel was like our Michael Jackson, he was that well known.
Generations of people all over Latin America knew his songs. You heard his songs when you broke up with someone and went to the bar, you heard his songs in Karaoke, you heard his songs every Saturday when your grandma played music loudly and she only had the one cassette and it was his...
I hadn't cried for the death of an artist before, but today I did.
There are sooo many memories, both good and bad, in mine and hundreds of millions of people, in which he was a part.
Mexico and all of Latin America is in pain right now.
May he rest in peace.