Outstanding Puerto Rican artists, including Bad Bunny, Ozuna and Gilberto Santa Rosa, lamented the death of veteran salsa singer Tito Rojas, He died this Saturday at the age of 65 due to an alleged heart attack in Humacao, a municipality on the east coast of the island.
“El Gallo, rest in peace,” wrote Bad Bunny, the greatest exponent of Latin trap, in a story on his Instagram account accompanied by a photo with Rojas, known in the artistic environment as “El gallo salsero”.
Bad Bunny also added a video of Rojas performing in a presentation “Because this love”, one of his most recognized songs in his more than 40 years of career.
Ozuna, another prominent artist of the urban genre, published an excerpt from a presentation that Rojas gave at the end of November with the Puerto Rican interpreter Norberto Vélez for his musical project “Live Sesiones desde La Loma”.
“Enjoy life, we don’t know about tomorrow. Show love in life ”, highlighted Ozuna.
Santa Rosa, another veteran salsa singer and who included Rojas on his most recent album “Colegas” on the song “Por la calle del medio”, He also regretted the departure of his beloved colleague and friend on his Twitter account, accompanying a photo of both in a recording studio.
“My dear Gallo, we are going to miss you and remember you in every song, in every saying and in every gesture of affection and companionship that you left behind. Rest in peace dear friend Tito, “said Santa Rosa, known as” The gentleman of salsa. “
Likewise, the also veteran salsa singer Ismael Miranda, known as “The pretty boy” of salsa, described the news of Rojas’ death as “difficult to believe and even more difficult to accept.”
“Our friend, Tito Rojas, went to heaven for us. Those of us who knew him mourned his departure. I have the satisfaction of not only meeting the artist, but also the friend. I ask God for strength for his entire family, because I know that only God will be able to fill the void left by his absence today. Tito, I will always remember you ”, highlighted Miranda.
Víctor Manuelle, known as “The sonero of youth”, He also regretted the departure of his colleague and his witticisms, jokes and family feasts.
“Wow !!! I wake up with the news that our dear brother and colleague Tito Rojas left this world. How many occurrences, anecdotes, trips, jokes, scenarios, sharing as a family that I have in my memory ”, he highlighted.
“We are going to miss you and as one of your songs says” we will meet again in paradise where love and faith last forever. ” My condolences to the family, “added Víctor Manuelle, including an excerpt from Rojas’s song,” Friend. “
To all these expressions of salseros, that of Tito Nieves, known as “El Pavarotti de la salsa”, also joined.
“I still do not believe it. I don’t have the right words to say what I feel right now, of losing a great friend, a great colleague, a great artist, a person who showed a lot, a lot of joy. The world is in mourning, ”he said.
“May God have him in glory”, and that the death of Rojas “is a message for all of you.”
“Those who are at curfew, hug their loved ones, look for each other, because life is short,” he added. The merengue player Elvis Crespo, for his part, recalled in a tweet the personality of Rojas, who sometimes simulated a rooster with his body and with whom he recorded the song “My last wish”.
“Sad for the departure of our rooster. A unique artist, from his voice, his interpretations. I remember when he won a Paoli and when he went to receive it he bowed simulating a rooster. I was impressed by their confidence and originality. My condolences to his family. RIP Tito Rojas ”, he expressed.
Finally, Vélez added a photo to his social networks with Rojas during the recording and presentation of his musical project “Live Sesiones desde La Loma”.
“The Rojas family, the salseros of the world and Sesiones desde La Loma dress in mourning. Today we mourn the loss of this great friend and friend of the people. See you soon titorojaselgallo. Thank you for giving me such a special show that goes down in history. As you would say yourself ‘A ROOSTER FOR HISTORY’ “, he highlighted.