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Puerto Rican salsa star Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano 'killed in car crash' - reports

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Puerto Rican salsa star Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano 'killed in car crash' - reports

<p>Puerto Rican salsa music singer Jose Luis “Cheo” Feliciano was killed in a car crash in Puerto Rico early Thursday morning, according to local media reports.</p> <p>He was 78.</p> <p>He died shortly after 4 a.m. when his Jaguar hit an electricity pole in San Juan, according to Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia.</p> <p>The musician, who was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, performed with top Latin artists before joining the Fania Records’ All-Stars. He was honoured with the Latin Grammy Awards’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.</p> <p>Puerto Rico’s Governor Alejandro García Padilla has declared three days of mourning.</p>