By Jill Pankow | 09/30/2013 - 11:29
We can't predict death–not even for some of our heroes. Whether they lived long and prosperous lives or left us far too soon, sometimes we still can’t help but ask ourselves, “What if?” Instead of continuing to wonder, we made some of our own predictions based on the remarkable lives of 10 truly unforgettable Latinos. Read on and see if you agree:
By Irina Gonzalez | 08/10/2013 - 10:04
In a tragic turn of events on Friday night, legendary salsa star Eddie Perez has passed away.
He was a co-founded of the famed Puerto Rican salsa band, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. The band had recently celebrated 50 years of playing music and are largery considered Puerto Rico's most successful musical group.
By Samantha Leal | 06/22/2013 - 21:37
Demi Lovato's biological father, Patrick Lovato, has passed away. Few details are known at this time, but her older sister Dallas Lovato tweeted the message "Rest in peace daddy I love you.." The singer herself has yet to post anything or release a statement, and the cause of his death is yet unknown, reports Perez Hilton.
The 20-year-old singer's father separated from the family when Lovato was four, and Lovato has embraced Eddie De La Garza, her stepfather, as "Dad." In 2011, Lovato released her album Unbroken, with the track "For the Love of a Daughter." The song chronicles her difficult relationship with her father.
Most recently, she learned of an older half-sister she didn't know she had. She revealed the news on the Dana & Jeffrey in the Morning show.
“I have an older sister that I've never known my whole life. She's in her 30s. She's my half-sister,” she shared, “I talked to her for the very first time in my life around when I turned 20.”
See what Demi's mother Dianna De La Garza said on Twitter about the passing of Demi's father after the jump.
By Samantha Leal | 06/02/2013 - 12:15
Bernadette Hernandez, mother to Bruno Mars, passed away Saturday due to a brain aneurysm, according to the Associated Press. She was only 55.
Bernadette, a hula dancer and singer from the Philippines, inspired Bruno's love of music. A publicist for Mars' label, Atlantic Records, told the Associated Press that Hernandez passed away in Honolulu, Hawaii at Queens Medical Center.
By Sugey Palomares | 01/29/2013 - 11:09
Paulina Rubio just can't escape the drama. Two months ago, La Chica Dorada was slammed with a $250,000 assault and battery lawsuit for allegedly hitting her former assistant, Felipe Restrapo Betancur.
By Lee Hernandez | 11/27/2012 - 10:10
Grey's Anatomy is notorious for killing off beloved characters (George O'Malley, Mark Sloan, Denny Duquette, to name a few)—and the ABC show is getting ready to kill off yet another major character in an upcoming episode.
By Jill Pankow | 02/12/2012 - 15:39
Today, millions of people are mourning the death of the queen of pop. Yesterday’s untimely death of legendary Whitney Houston at age 48 sent shockwaves through the music industry. Since the icon’s passing, social media sites have erupted with fans and colleagues of Houston’s expressing their condolences and love.
By Latina Staff | 11/03/2011 - 08:00
We caught up with Thalia, who just released a new memoir, Growing Stronger, and she dished on everything from how it feels to have her second baby to how she managed to handle the death of her mother—and as it turns out, writing this book was a big part of her recovery.
Growing Stronger touches on a lot of personal aspects in your life like losing your mother and welcoming your second child. What inspired you to write this memoir?
By Adriana Rivera | 07/28/2011 - 14:45
Richard Chavez, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW), died Wednesday at the age of 81 due to complications from surgery at Bakersfield Hospital.
Chavez was born in November 1929 at his family’s farm near Yuma, Ariz. And became a migrant farm worker during the Great Depression. In the early 1960s, he left farm work to help his brother Cesar Chavez organize a union for farm workers.