Tejano Star Emilio Navaira Dies in Texas at 53

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NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas — Tejano star Emilio Navaira has died at 53, according to multiple reports.

Naivara reportedly died of “a massive heart attack,” but New Braunfels police are not confirming that.

According to News4SanAntonio.com, a neighbor spoke with Naivara’s wife Monday night after she found her husband unresponsive in the couple’s New Braunfels home. Police said an autopsy would be performed, although early signs show Navaira died of natural causes.

A Twitter account appearing to belong to Emilio Navaira, announced the news Monday night.

Condolences poured in on social media, including from those who worked with Navaira.

A.B. Quintanilla, a music producer and brother to late Tejano superstar Selena, recorded the song Tu Robaste Mi Corazon with Navaira. Quintanilla posted “Rest in paradise my friend Emilio Navaira. I was just with him … (Cinco) de Mayo weekend laughing about old times. My heart goes out to all his familia. Gonna miss you brother.”

This story is developing and will be updated as details become available.

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