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What was the cause of Jose Jose Death? His Bio, Wife, Net Worth, Height

What was the cause of Jose Jose Death? His Bio, Wife, Net Worth, Height

Facts of Jose Jose

Full Name: Jose Jose
Birth Date: February 17, 1948
Age: 74 years
Death Date: September 28, 2019
Gender: Male
Profession: Balladeer, Musician, Actor
Country: Mexico
Horoscope: Aquarius
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73m)
WifeSara Salazar
MarriedSara Salazar
DivorceNatalia Herrera Calles, Anel
Net Worth$5 million
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorGrey
Birth PlaceAzcapotzalco, Mexico City
NationalityMexican
EthnicityMixed
FatherMexico
MotherMargarita Ortiz
SiblingsSosa Manterola Sosa M and Hector Sosa
KidsJose Francisco, Marysol Estrella, and Sarita Sosa Salazar
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Jose Jose was a Mexican Balladeer, musician as well as and actor who is widely famous as El Principe de la Cancun whose 1983 album Secretos sold in excess of seven million copies.

Who are the two Brothers of Jose Jose?

Jose Jose opened his eyes as Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz on 17th February 1948, in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico. If he was alive, he would be 71 years old. His father’s name is Jose Sosa Esquivel while his mother’s name is Margarita Ortiz. His father was an operatic tenor while his mother was a classical pianist.

He grew up with his two brothers, Sosa Manterola Sosa M and Hector Sosa. He held Mexican nationality while he belonged to a mixed ethical background.

Death

Jose Jose announced that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2017. On 28th September 2019, he died of the disease at the Homestead hospital in Homestead, Florida at 12:17 p.m, at the age of 71 years old.

Awards

  • In the year 2007, he won a TVyNovelas Award for the best supporting actor for his work in La Fea Mas Bella.
Jose Jose with his friends
Caption: Jose Jose with his friends (Photo: Saudi Gazette)

Net Worth at the Time of His Death

Jose Jose had an estimated net worth of around $5 million at the time of his death.

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Relationship & Marriage

Jose Jose had married thrice in his life. Firstly, he tied the wedding knot to his socialite, Natalia Herrera Calles, who was 20 years older than him. Later, they divorced in the year 1975. After divorcing Natalia, he tied the wedding knot with Anel in the year 1976. They started dating in the year 1970. They even gave birth to two children Jose Francisco who was born in 1975, and their daughter Marysol Estrella who was born in 1982.

After 15 years of their marriage, he divorced Anel in the year 1991. Four years later, he married Sara Salazar as his third wife. In the same year, they gave birth to their daughter, Sarita Sosa Salazar.

Alcoholism

At the age of fifteen years old, he started drinking when his father left home. As a result of his alcoholism, he developed a cocaine habit and stated that Jose’s addiction was frail, weak, innocent, ignorant, weak-willed, and did not know how to say no. Later, he went to the Hazelden clinic in Minnesota for rehab and remained a sober recovering alcoholic.

Health issues

In the year 1972, he suffered from a severe case of pneumonia, and his thoracic diaphragm was paralyzed. The disease almost ended his career. However, he recovered after months of therapy involving breathing exercises but one of his lungs was permanently damaged. In the year 1987, he underwent an operation at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to remove nodes in his vocal fold. He would suffer dire consequences from his problem with alcoholism, as his health faltered dearly during the 1990s and he developed diabetes.

He suffered from a case of emphysema in the year 2001 while in the year 2007, he suffered from Bell’s palsy. He fought a serious depression as a result of all these problems. Further, he struggled with diabetic retinopathy in one of his eyes undergoing a successful operation. He underwent stomach surgery due to gastritis in the year 2012 and in November 2013, he underwent an operation to remove cataracts from one of his eyes.

Height and Weight

He stood at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall while his body weight was 74 kg. Further, He had grey color hair while his eyes were brown in color.

Career

  • At the age of 19 years old, he joined Los Peg which is a Mexican bossa nova/jazz band. Although he made several recordings with the group, the songs failed to be hit singles.
  • He made a breakthrough with his artistic career when he was invited to perform a song for a friend’s sister on her birthday.
  • His stage name was originally Pepe Sosa, but after his father’s death, he began going by Jose Jose to honor his memory.
  • He got his big break in March 1970 when he performed the song El Triste at the II Festival de la Cancion Latina competition where, despite getting a standing ovation, Jose finished in third place.
  • Further, he earned more than 200 gold and platinum records for all his music productions throughout his career.
Jose Jose, Mexican Balladeer
Caption: Jose Jose, Mexican Balladeer (Photo: Deadline)
  • BMG released a collection of three albums entitled El Principe Con Trio with some of Jose’s greatest hits recorded between 1969 and 1983.
  • He played the role of Erasmo Padilla in La Fea Mas Bella in the mid-2000s.
  • He released another concept album in the year 2010. Ranchero with some of his greatest hits, separated from the original accompaniment, remastered and accompanied by mariachi, giving his classics a traditional Mexican sound.
  • After that, he launched his own perfume, the profits from sales help women and children sick with HIV/AIDS.
  • In the year 2011, he went on a short Mexican tour with his friends, with singers Dulce, Carlos Cuevas, Celso Pina, and Chamin Correa.
  • As a celebration of his 50-year career, he gave a concert at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Miami, his final live performance in the year 2012.

FAQs of Jose Jose

Who is Jose Jose?

Jose Jose was a Mexican Balladeer, musician as well as and actor who is widely famous as El Principe de la Cancun whose 1983 album Secretos sold in excess of seven million copies.

Who are the two parents of Jose Jose?

His father’s name is Jose Sosa Esquivel while his mother’s name is Margarita Ortiz. His father was an operatic tenor while his mother was a classical pianist.

When was Jose Jose born?

Jose Jose opened his eyes as Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz on 17th February 1948, in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico.