Tejano Stars Remember Emilio Navaira (Video)


By Jovanny Venegas

The Tejano Music world is in shock after the passing of Tejano Legend Emilio Navaira.

The Grammy-Winning singer passed after suffering a massive heart attack in San Antonio, Texas.


Tejano celebrities took to social media to express their condolences and remember one of the early pioneers of Tejano music.

Selena’s sister Suzette Quintanilla posted “Sending my condolences to Emilio Navaira’s family and close friends. This is beyond sad to hear.. ”

Tejano singer David Marez posted “This is the most shocking news ….I can’t believe it, God Blessed him with a second chance and then takes him too soon. Our prayers and the most sincere condolences to Raulito Navaira and the rest of the Navaira family. Emilio’s spirit is with God…our prayers and God’s good will and blessings are towards Emilio, his family, and friends. I will truly miss you brotha you were the best! Siempre tu amigo ….David Marez”

Tejano singer Elsa Garcia who performed with both Emilio and Selena wrote.
Wow, what a terribly sad way to end the day hearing about the loss of one of our greats Emilio Navaira passing away this afternoon…my prayers go out to the entire Navaira family…Peace…

Longtime Tejano singer Gary Hobbs posted “Just heard Emilio Navaira has passed away. Our prayers are for the Navaira family. Sad news for us and the entire Tejano Music industry. Praying for peace upon his wife and children. RIP my brother Emilio.”

Oscar Gonzalez posted “Saints of God, come to his aid! Come to meet him, angles of the Lord! Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High.
May Christ, Who called you, take to Himself;
May angels lead you to Abraham’s side. Receive his soul and present him to God Most High.
Give him eternal rest, O Lord, and may Your light shine upon him forever.
Receive his soul and present him to God the Most High.
Let us pray: We commend our brother Emilio to You, Lord.
Now that he has passed from this life, may he live on Your presence.
In Your mercy and love, forgive whatever sins he may have committed through human weakness.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Oscar G.”

Stefani Sullivan posted
“My heart is heavy and my mind is in disbelief over the loss of my friend and colleague Mr. Emilio Navaira. The last time I saw him he kept telling me “I love you mija” and kissed me on the forehead. I’m so thankful to have known such a kind and wonderful man, and am blessed to have called him my friend.
My Deepest condolences to the entire Navaira family on behalf of my family and my band. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Emilio, may heaven be filled with your incomparable voice tonight, I can only imagine Gods joy in hearing you sing to him. Rest well amigo.”

La Tropa F posted “On behalf of La Tropa F we would like to extend our deepest condolences to the Navaira family. Our prayers for strength are with you during this difficult time. One great artist and friend who will truly be missed but never forgotten. A true legend to the tejano music industry may your music continue to inspire always.”

#QEPD #EmilioNavaira, nuestro más sentido pésame para toda su familia y seguidores… Descanse en paz #elreydelrodeo

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AJ Castillo posted “Thank you Emilio for inspiring kids like me. I’ll always remember the first time I saw you perform at Dance Across Texas in Austin And you played my favorite song Bailando Contigo after my request. Thank you for your great music and talent. My condolences to the Navaira Family. Sad sad news. RIP Emilio Navaira”

Our thoughts and prayers to all the Navaira family, friends and fans.We will keep you posted as new details develop. More Latino Celebrity News Here: Latino Celebrity on RAL

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