Tejano legend Jimmy Gonzalez dead at 67

Tejano legend Jimmy Gonzalez dead at 67

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Jimmy G with Henry Ramos at a concert in Lubbock Jimmy G with Henry Ramos at a concert in Lubbock

Tejano star Jimmy Gonzalez, the front man for Grupo Mazz, died Wednesday morning in a San Antonio hospital.

KIII-TV reports the multi-Grammy winning artist and producer was hospitalized after his blood sugar level dropped. 

His music has played for years on Magic 106.5. He also played in Lubbock multiple times, at Magic's Cinco de Mayo celebration. Gonzalez was scheduled to play this weekend in Aransas Pass. 

"Jimmy was a great guy," Jennifer Martinez with Magic 106.5 said. "Above anything else he was a good person. You know, Jimmy had a good heart, he loved what he did. He was dedicated to his fans, dedicated to what he did. You know he never failed to express how much gratitude he had to the fans, to everybody that goes through shows, buys his music."

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports in the early 90s Grupo Mazz played before 50,000 people in Monterrey, Mexico two years in a row. Gonzalez and Mazz are credited with the explosion in popularity of Tejano music in the 90s.

Gonzalez was 67.

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