He offered his sympathy to Juan Gabriel's relatives and friends.

We have excellent memories of him, he said.

President Enrique Peña Nieto expressed his solidarity to the relatives and friends of composer and singer Juan Gabriel, who died yesterday, and, “The Mexican people who are sad at having lost a great artiste, own of their own, whom we honor and of whom we have the finest memories”.

During his inauguration of the Regional Military Specializations Hospital, the president declared that Juan Gabriel was a great artiste, “A man who in the words of his songs, his music and his interpretations, undoubtedly projected the essence of the Mexican people, our way of being, traditions, roots and affections”.