Chayito Valdez, Mexican-born American folk singer and actress, Died at 71

  Actor, Music

Chayito Valdez, birthname María del Rosario Valdez Campos was born on May 28, 1945 in Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico, and died on June 20, 2016.

She was a Mexican singer and actress.

Valdez was associated and contributed to the folk music of Mexico.

She began her music career at an early age participating in amateur competitions with songs such as “La Cigarra”,”Historia de un amor”,”La Bikina”,”Leña de Pirul”.

Chayito godmother was Amalia Mendoza, a successful singer known as “La Tariácuri”, and in the early 1970s she recorded four songs the Sinaloan city of Los Mochis: “Besos y Copas”, “Una Noche me Embriagué”, “Una Sombra” and “Amor que Muere”, which earned her a reputation as a Mexican folk singer.

Chayito Valdez won the fifth Festival de la Canción Ranchera with the song “No me pregunten por él”.

Chayito Valdez relocated to Los Angeles, California in 1982 and became a US citizen.

Chayito Valdez spent her last days in a persistent vegetative state in a hospital in Coronado, California.

In her 30-year career, Valdez contributed over 300 hits and 1500 recorded songs to the Mexican musical heritage.

Chayito Valdez passed away at 71 yrs old.