‘The Great Dancer’ Roberto Roena Died At 81 Due to Heart Attack

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Puerto Rican salsa music percussionist and dancer Roberto Roena has just passed away. The shocking news was confirmed by many sources online. He died due to a heart attack and his age at the time was 81 years. He was the leader of the band “Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound” counted among one of the best salsa bands in Puerto Rico.

His death is a great loss to the salsa. Thousand of social media users mourn the death of a famous orchestra leader. Our team also shares sincere condolence with the family member. Keep reading to get yourself update with Roberto Roena Noticias, How did Muere Roberto Roena? Age, Wife, Cause of Death, Facebook Reaction, etc.

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Who was Roberto Roena?

Roberto Roena was born on January 30, 1940, in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. He was world-famous for salsa music. Apart from being a musician, he was an orchestra leader, and dancer too. Cortijo was the first teacher in his life who reached him how to play bongo and cowbell. He was also been a member of  El Gran Combo, a Puerto Rico famous group.

 He was part of the group until 1969 because after the year he had decided to create his own salsa orchestra. And that’s how “Los Megatones” came into existence. His name is also well remembered for being a member of  Fania All-Stars for a long time. No doubt he was a great musician with so much talent. Roberto contribution to Latin salsa can’t be ignored. He will always be remembered for everything he gave to this world.

“Roberto Roena was the genius behind successes like ‘ My disappointment ‘, ‘ Guaguancó del farewell ‘, ‘ Happy Dizzy ‘, ‘ You Crazy Crazy ‘ and ‘ How I Make You Understand ‘, among others.”

Roberto Roena Death

Roberto Roena death was mourned by thousands of people worldwide. The news was first made public by an Instagram post by Carlos Molina Jr. He confirmed that he died because of a terrible heart attack.

When admitted to a nearby hospital he was pronounced dead. The Roberto Roena obituary details are not mentioned by the family yet. Tito Puente Jr. said on Facebook “Another Legend of Latin Music got his wings 2day. RIP🙏 RIP ROBERTO ROENA 1940-2021 Roberto Roena was a Puerto Rican salsa music percussionist, orchestra leader, and dancer. Roena was one of the original members of El Gran Combo part of the “Fania All-Stars” as well. He later became the leader of his own band, “Roberto Roena y Su Apollo Sound”, arguably one of the best Latin salsa bands in Puerto Rico. Descanse en Paz Roberto Rest in Rhythm….”

“Roberto Roena @robertoroenaoficial is gone 🥺😭😢 one of the men I have best memories of meeting him! Tremendous musician but also tremendous human being! Such great people and always a chulery with me! #robertoroenaysuapollosound unforgettable and your huge time with @elgrancombodepuertorico I won’t forget it either! Sad day for all the salseros and cocolos around the world! Rest in Peace Roberto Roena 🥺😢😭 so sad boy!”

How did Roberto Roena die?

The Roberto Roena cause of death was a heart attack. With the fan following, many musicians and orchestra leaders also mourn the death. Roberto Roena Death was shocking news for everyone. “El Gran Bailarin” (“The Great Dancer”) left his legacy but his place in his fan heart will be kept preserved forever. “Brenda, daughter of ‘ the great dancer ‘, creator and director of the Apollo Sound confirmed the news from Puerto Rico, indicating via telephone, that the artist’s death occurred as a result of a heart attack.”

“Rest In Peace to Roberto Roena, legendary bandleader, hit songwriter, percussionist, dancer, FANIA All-Star, and member of both El Gran Combo and Cortijo y Su Combo. @boogalooassassins had the honor to actually back up Mr. Roena – and @therealjoebataan – in July 2014 @sterngrovefestival in San Francisco to the largest crowd we had performed for. Roberto was warm, funny, patient, and a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. It was and remains a highlight in our career as a band. Today we celebrate his legacy and the incredible music he created!”

“Rest In Peace my dear friend and brother (FANIA Legend) Roberto Roena. It hurts me deep in my heart I didn’t get to see you or speak with you before you left us. You will never be forgotten and you will always remain in our hearts and minds. Your music will live on forever. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the Roena family. QDEP RIP”


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