Tejano Music Star Emilio Navaira Passed Away From Massive Heart Attack

Lauren Kelly

This is such sad news for not just the Tejano and Country music community, but for everyone who was a fan of Emilio Navaira‘s music. The Tejano legend passed away on Monday night at his home in New Braunfels after suffering from a massive heart attack. He was only 53 years old.

According to a statement from the New Braunfels Police Department, “emergency responders were dispatched to a home in the 6300 block of Myrtle Run for reports of a 53-year old man who was found unconscious and not breathing by family members.” Navaira was later pronounced dead at Resolute Health Hospital in New Braunfels.

The San Antonio native made a name in the ’90s alongside Selena and La Mafia, and also crossed over to English-language country music.

RIP.

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