King Of Tex-Mex Freddy Fender Passes On
October 16, 2006 at 6:31 AM (PT)
FREDDY FENDER (born BALDEMAR HUERTA) passed away at his home in CORPUS CHRISTI at the age of 69, following a long battle with lung cancer, but had suffered many health problems in recent years including a kidney transplant in 2002 and a liver transplant in 2004.
His many chart toppers, including "Before The Next Teardrop Falls," "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights", "Secret Love," and "You’ll Lose A Good Thing," were preludes to GRAMMY AWARDS for Best Latin Pop Album in 2002 for "La Musica De Baldemar Huerta." FENDER also shared in two GRAMMYS with the TEXAS TORNADOS, in 1990 for best Mexican-American performance for "Soy de San Luis," and with LOS SUPER SEVEN in the same category in 1998 for "Los Super Seven."
Visitation and funeral announcements have been announced. There will be a public visitation on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17th from 10a-7p at the QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 1425 Old Sam Houston St., SAN BENITO, TX. There will be rosary prayer service on that same day, at 7p, at the QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
On WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18th, there will be a funeral procession, from the SAN BENITO FUNERAL HOME, starting at 12-noon from 1400 West Business. A funeral mass will follow at 1p at the QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the FREDDY FENDER SCHOLARSHIP FUND, C/O CAPITAL ONE BANK, 198 South Sam Houston Blvd., SAN BENITO, TX 78586.