The Tejano world was reeling it was revealed that legendary singer Emilio Navaira died on May 16. And now, the specific cause of his death has been revealed. Click through to find out why Emilio died so suddenly.
Emilio Navaira, 53, tragically died on May 16, much to the surprise of the Tejano music world. Emilio is credited with bringing Tejano music into the mainstream in the 1990s, along with Selena, and he’s a true powerhouse who will be missed greatly. Fans were anxious to know the cause of Emilio’s tragic death, which was first listed as “natural causes,” and now the answer is here: click through for the reason Emilio is no longer with us.
Sadly, Emilio suffered a massive heart attack, also known as sudden cardiac arrest, according to Univision. Emilio was found unconscious by family members at his home in New Braunfels, Texas, around 8:20pm. Emergency crews arrived and began life-saving measures, but it was too late; once rushed to Resolute Health Hospital, he was pronounced dead, according to the New Braunfels Police Department. This is so incredibly sad!
The “Como Le Haré” singer suffered brain damage and memory loss from a 2008 tour bus crash. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, and it was feared that he wouldn’t survive his injuries; he woke up from a coma after three days. However, it was revealed that Emilio was not licensed and was intoxicated when he crashed the bus; he pled guilty to DUI charges and spent three days in jail and 27 days on house arrest.
A friend of the family confirmed his death on Facebook:
But that incident doesn’t overshadow his accomplishments. He had over ten songs chart on the Latin Billboard charts, and was known as the King of Tejano. He also forged a successful career as a country artist. Emilio leaves behind five children: three from his first marriage to Cynthia Navaira, and two from his second marriage to Maru Navaira. Emilio and Maru were no longer married; the couple divorced in 2011. Rest in peace, Emilio.
HollywoodLifers, our thoughts are with Emilio’s loves ones during this difficult time.