June 19, 2016


Mexican 'Voice' Singer Alejandro Fuentes Shot and Killed in Chicago

A former star of the Mexican version of The Voice, Alejandro Fuentes, died on Saturday after suffering multiple gunshot wounds to the head. He was 45-years-old. 

Fuentes, who appeared on the show in 2011, was accosted during a carjacking after celebrating his birthday with friends in his native Chicago. He was killed by the attacker in the 4300 block of South Archer Avenue after refusing to exit the vehicle, reports The Chicago Tribune. The suspect fled in a waiting vehicle, and no arrests have currently been made. 

Understandably, Fuentes' friends and family are shocked and saddened by the horrible turn of events. "He was one of the most talented people I have ever known," Victor Gulley, an acquaintance of Fuentes' through the local Chicago theater scene, told the Tribune. "He could sing, he could dance, he could write the music, perform it and most importantly he could teach it. I've never ever met anyone as talented as he was in those arenas." A vigil and memorial service took place for the singer in Chicago on Saturday night. 

We learn through Rolling Stone that various tributes have surfaced on social media, including a heartfelt message from Lucero—who coached Fuentes on the 2011 season of the Mexican Voice. 

The slaying of Feuntes comes one week after American Voice contestant Christina Grimmie was shot and killed by a deranged fan following a concert in Orlando last weekend.