Mexico Bids Farewell To Late Singer Juan Gabriel

Mexico bids farewell to late singer Juan Gabriel

MEXICO CITY, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -6th Sept,2016) : Fans of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel wiped away tears on Monday as they filed past his ashes while mariachis played his hits in the capital's ornate Fine Arts Palace.

The urn containing the star's ashes stood on a lectern above a red carpet as men, women and children walked by.

A mariachi band wearing sombreros and blue charro suits played as throngs took photos with their phones, made signs of the cross and dried their eyes with tissues.

Thousands braved the rain outside Mexico City's domed cultural center to get a chance to say goodbye a week after he died of a heart attack at age 66. Drivers in the mega-city stopped to take photos as a hearse carrying his ashes crossed the capital under police escort after arriving from the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez.