Joan Sebastian dies: ‘El rey del jaripeo’ dead at 64, loses battle with cancer

Joan Sebastian has died at the age of 64, losing his battle with cancer in the bones. He passed away in his ranch located in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico at 7:15pm (local time). Weeks ago it had been confirmed that the singer had been hospitalized and undergoing cancer treatment under medical supervision. Julián Figueroa, son of “El Rey Del Jaripeo” and Maribel Guardia, confirmed the news at the time to morning show “Hoy.” Figueroa confessed that when he was previously asked about his father’s condition he had to deny the rumors as he was not authorized to talk about it and is now confirming that his father is not in critical condition. “My father is not in the middle of a horrible crisis,” he said. “We are going to inform the public so they are aware and so they won’t worry about my father. What is happening is that he’s under a new treatment that they are testing on my father. They are doing it at the hospital so they can see the results. My father is stable, obviously with the implications of having cancer, but he isn’t in greater danger.”

In early 2014, Joan Sebastian revealed that he was battling cancer for the fourth time during his performances in Zacatecas. The 64-year-old singer told morning show “Hoy” that he had undergone chemotherapy prior to his presentations and still went through with the show. “We booked these dates two months ago, I didn’t know that I would need chemotherapy again,” he said at the time. “I am very conscious that this is something I have to deal with and I have fortunately been able to pull through.” The “King Of Jaripeo” had difficulties going up the stairs and remained seated during his number, which he acknowledged to reporters saying, “I felt weak on stage.”

Although the “Secreto de Amor” singer lost his battle to cancer he was always hopeful and had no plans on leaving the limelight.

“The love and claps from the audience is what keeps me going, I will not be retiring,” he said. “I am very aware of the chemotherapy experience.” In 1999 Joan Sebastian was diagnosed with cancer in the bones and it came back in 2007 and 2012. In February 2014 the “Lobo Domesticado” singer said he was retiring from the “jaripeos” shows that has him singing in a rodeo atop a horse. “I am not retiring, I am saying goodbye to the rodeos only. I am 62 years old and I am satisfied with what I have accomplished, but I know I am not getting younger,” he told reporters in his Las Palmas ranch. “I want to retire on a high, I’m retiring from horses because I cannot mount anymore.

There are various indicators and some members of my family suffer too much, it’s the moment.” His voice can still be heard nightly on Univision during the opening credits of “Amores Con Trampa” with the song “Trampa.”


  1. Death for some is pleasant, in ones sleep, during dreams of ridding ones self of smothering debt, taxes, confining social and government regulations , or haven lost someone close … for others it is a long painful and deliberating illness …before the peace on the other side in the spirit world.

    Upon arrival our spirit is united with the spirits of passed on parents and loved ones; the spirits of those we have killed, cheated, raped, and damaged. Men and women are not provided with virgins , for in the spirit world, death has robbed us of our materialistic body that have bound and limited us. All things are known, and our spirit can no longer provide deception with other un-bodied spirits. All is known by all others, that is known until we are reborn in a materialistic fetus.

    But back on the materialistic side alive, all is cloaked from the mind of our past lives. There may be several exceptions, due to that the reason for living is loving and learning. Those who have loved another in a past life (as Loretta and I ), or even been killed by in a past life ( my daughter Lynn and her husband Bill ), may have a second chance to atone for their past life.

    So Joan Sebastian , as you have sowed , so shall you reap … forever.. . .

  2. Women generally live longer than men, and most have not heard of the non-smokers disease …. lung cancer, which is being caused by Radon gas. A 2012 French study has revealed that from 2000 to 2010, rates of cancer in never-smokers has shot up some 33 percent , and the first signs are coughing, chest pain and shortness of breath.

    The leading cause is radon , a radioactive gas. The WHO as officially recognized outdoor air pollution as another cause. In our DNA certain cancer mutations occur from 2 to 6 times more often in tumors of non-smokers than in smokers. A drug called Xalkori can slow the progression of lung cancer more than twice as long as chemo.

    Where does this radon gas come from? It comes from radium, a radioactive element in uranium minerals, and concentrates in bone replacing calcium. Radon is produced as a gaseous emanation from the radioactive decay of radium, and any surface exposed to radon gas becomes coated with active deposit which consists of a group of short lived daughter products.

    Back in 2012, a popular Japanese physicist writer reported that the rain over San Francisco had 18,000 times the normal radiation; and the same as that measured in Japan at the three nuclear reactors that melted down.

    This radiation is also deposited in the Pacific ocean at the Japanese site, and are now measured along the coast of northern California , Oregon, Washington, Canada and Alaska. Reports have been made as to what is happening to the sea life in these areas.

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