The passing of Jaripeo, (Mexican Rodeo) "King" Joan Sebastian was commemorated by family, friends on social media, with Mexican singer Lucero saying he is “still flying as high as only you know how.”
The 64-year-old singer died Monday after a 16-year battle with bone cancer. Sebastian was a musical legend who had won five Grammy's and seven Latin Grammys and had put out 35 albums during his career.
On social media, there was an out pour of mourning fans, celebrities and his family alike.
His son, Jose Manuel Figueroa tweeted out his thoughts.
"I know that I love you because you're the only person who can read my mind," Figueroa wrote on twitter on July 12. "Today I realized that dying is an act of love."
It was only a few weeks ago that Figueroa explained to reporters that his father was weak from his continuous fight with bone cancer.
On Twitter, #JoanSebastian was trending and fans expressed their loss.
Joining in, the Mexican singer Lucero, who collaborated with Sebastian on an album wrote him a very emotional letter on her website.
"Today I have no words to express the sadness I feel about your departure," wrote Lucero in Spanish.
She added that "...from a young age I had the beautiful chance to sing your songs," writing that she has traveled to many countries and continues to sing his song, "Llorar," (To Cry). Lucero made a duet with him and recalled "hundreds of shared stories with him."
"Have a good trip my 'Traveling Swallow,' my admired poet; still flying as high as only you know how," wrote Lucero.
Earlier, Mexican singer Thalia also spoke of Sebastian's passing.
Many continue to mourn the Mexican singer and writer deemed the “poet of Mexico.”