Local Fans Celebrate the Life of Mexican Music Icon Juan Gabriel

DALLAS - The death of Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel came as a shock to fans worldwide. The 66-year-old singer who sold more than a hundred million records passed away Sunday from natural causes. Since then there`s been an outpouring of support in memory of his life and music.

On Wednesday, people gathered at the Mexican consulate in Dallas to remember the performer known as Mexico’s Elvis Presley. The crowd included his former manager Carlos Quintanilla. "He was a Liberace, a Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley and a Michael Jackson all combined. That's how great Juan Gabriel was, he was an incredible performer."

"He was a Liberace, a Frank Sinatra, and Elvis Presley and a Michael Jackson all combined," Quintanilla said. "That's how great Juan Gabriel was, he was an incredible performer."

Gabriel was scheduled to perform in front of a sold-out crowd at the American Airlines Center next month. Even though that will no longer happen, fans made sure their gathering was about celebration, not mourning.

According to Gabriel’s family, his body has been cremated and as of now his ashes are being kept in Santa Monica, California.