• Johnny Ventura, Dominican Merengue Icon, Dies at 81

    1 month ago - By Billboard

    Legendary merengue singer Johnny Ventura died on Wednesday , Billboard has learned. He was 81 years old.
    The famed singer-songwriter, arranger and bandleader died of a sudden heart attack and was pronounced dead at Clínica Unión Medica del Norte in Santiago, according to El Tiempo .
    Just three hours before his death was announced, Ventura shared a video of himself dancing with one of his fans and wrote: “I miss the human warmth of my audience. Let's continue to protect ourselves to return to normality soon.”
    Born in La Vega, Dominican Republic, Ventura kicked off his career in the early...
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