Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Music

Puerto Rico and friends continue farewell to salsa legend Cheo Feliciano

See also

As many celebrate Easter, Puerto Rico continues to mourn the loss of one of its greatest salsa music legends, Cheo Feliciano, with a continued farewell today. The second day farewell is expected to draw hundreds of fans, celebrities and singers at Roberto Clemente Coliseum in San Juan.

More Photos

The public farewell viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Per the deceased family's request; select artists will be honor guards as of 3 p.m. - El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, the Salsa Giants, Víctor Manuelle, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Luis Enrique and members of the Fania All Stars. Later in the day, Danny Rivera, José Nogueras, Los Hispanos, the Fania All Stars and Salsa Giants will share their talent in the biggest tropical star get together concert which can be seen on website and on Telemundo Puerto Rico.

Yesterday Raphy Leavitt, Sammy Marrero, Maelo Ruiz, Jackeline Capo, Cucco Peña and Alex D' Castro, among others were honor guards. Music was not absent as it was played throughout the viewing with performances by the Cepeda Family, one of Cheo’s granddaughters, and Jose Nogueras sang his composition "Amada Mia" - a symbolic song in Cheo Feliciano's career.

Gilberto Santa Rosa, el caballero de la Salsa, stated Cheo was his inspiration and everyone wanted to be Cheo Feliciano. Cheo went from being his idol to his brother. And Cheo's emptiness was felt at the Salsa Giants practice and performance in Mexico where he was an integral part of Salsa Giants. Ismael Miranda, Oscar D’León, India, Charlie Zaa, Tito Nieves, José Alberto “El Canario”, Eddie Santiago, Willy Chirino, Javier Vásquez and Aymee Nuviola, directed by Sergio George paid tribute during the Salsa Giant concert.

Cheo born in Ponce, Puerto Rico led a successful music career as composer, singer and musician since 1952. He was currently on tour with Salsa Giants where they performed at the 2013 Latin Grammy Awards in Las Vegas and this past February at Premios Lo Nuestro. He was a member of the Fania All Stars and received the Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

The remains of Cheo Feliciano will be at Ponce Convention Center on Monday, April 21 with viewing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Today's top buzz...

  • Backstreet Boys
    The Backstreet Boys have canceled several upcoming Israel shows, citing safety concerns
    Music Buzz
  • NFL
    The NFL is considering adding a stadium to Los Angeles, but is it a good idea?
    NFL Buzz
  • Hulk Hogan
    Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin are on board for this year's WWE SummerSlam
    WWE News
  • Paul McCartney
    Get an exclusive look at Paul McCartney's soundcheck for a recent performance
    20 Photos
  • Oscar contenders
    Oscar season is about to begin as fall festivals announce films
    9 Photos
  • Sammy Hagar
    Sammy Hagar is taking fans on a raucous history of rock on the road
    20 Photos

Related Videos:

  • ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star NeNe Leakes sounds off on Wendy Williams
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518336277" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>
  • Miley Cyrus posts Topless photo on Instagram
    <iframe width="600" height="337" src="//;VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Aviva Drescher
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518332672" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url=""></div>