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Valentín Elizalde: 17 years after the singer’s death, an unexpected video emerges

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  • Valentín Elizalde: The Final Tragic Performance.
  • Emotional fervor before the fatal ending.
  • Rare footage of his final moments.

Today, November 25, 2023, marks seventeen years since the tragic loss of the unforgettable singer Valentín Elizalde in 2006, plunging us into a deep melancholy.

These feelings arise when recalling what would be his last concert, the final time we would witness the Mexican singer alive.

The news of his passing created an emptiness in the hearts of his fans, who to this day revere him as ‘El Gallo de Oro’ (The Golden Rooster).

Elizalde distinguished himself in the regional Mexican music scene in a truly singular manner.

Valentín Elizalde Final Performance

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PHOTO: MundoNOW Archive

Before his untimely departure, Valentín Elizalde’s final show occurred at the Palenque of the Expo-Feria in Reynosa, Tamaulipas.

The footage from that event, shared on social media, enables us to revisit the moments just before the calamity.

Clad in his trademark hat, Elizalde was absorbed in the celebratory mood of the venue, engaging in animated discussions with a companion.

In the background, the crowing of roosters lent an idiosyncratic ambiance to the scene, as observed in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

These were the last moments of the singer

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PHOTO: MundoNOW Archive

With palpable excitement, the announcer heralded the entrance of the musical legend:

«Ladies and gentlemen… Valentín Elizalde!», setting off a wave of emotion among the audience.

The iconic strains of «Vencedor» echoed throughout the venue, signaling the start of an evening that would etch itself permanently into collective memory.

Valentín, engaged in lively conversation, casually readjusted his hat, readying himself for a performance that would be eternally remembered in the annals of regional Mexican music.

An unforgettable night for fans

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Valentín Elizalde 17 years old PHOTO: MundoNOW Archive

Holding the microphone, the artist started to belt out the opening lyrics of one of his iconic tracks:

«Even if the whole world opposed our love…» The fans’ fervor soared to incredible heights, echoing every lyric in homage to the magnificence of ‘El Gallo de Oro’.

Unbeknownst to all, that night was destined to become the epilogue of a luminous career and the ultimate goodbye to an idol.

Merely hours after exiting the stage, Valentín Elizalde would meet with a tragic destiny.

The Tragedy that Silenced Valentín Elizalde

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Valentín Elizalde 17 years old PHOTO: MundoNOW Archive

As reported by ‘Milenio‘, the murder occurred after a concert that concluded just before 3:00 a.m.

Valentín Elizalde, accompanied by his driver, manager, and his cousin Tano, was en route to rest when his vehicle was ambushed by an armed group.

Following their departure, a relentless barrage of gunfire ensued, claiming the life of the gifted singer.

Amidst the turmoil, Tano, who had been lying down due to not feeling well, emerged as the sole witness and survivor of the attack that abruptly ended Valentín Elizalde’s life.

Remembering the Legacy of ‘El Gallo de Oro’

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Valentín Elizalde, 17 years old PHOTO: Agencia Reforma/ Archive

Following the tragic shooting that ended lives and muted the voice of a musical icon, Tano was compelled to flee the scene, as stated by the cited source.

He caught a taxi, desperate to escape the nightmare he had just lived through, burdened by the gravity of the calamity that concluded the saga of ‘El Gallo de Oro’ so abruptly.

Today, on the anniversary of his passing, we fondly and wistfully recall Valentín Elizalde’s final performance.

This moment serves as a homage to a talent gone prematurely and to the music that still echoes in the hearts of his fans. (CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VIDEO).

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