MIAMI (AP) .— Johnny Ventura’s funeral, which will take place tomorrow, Saturday, will be public.
Fans of the musician nicknamed “El Caballo Mayor” will be able to see him at the Palacio de los Deportes in Santo Domingo. Ventura, the author of hits such as “Patacon Pisao” and “Capulo y Sorulo”, died a day earlier yesterday at a clinic in Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The funeral ceremony began yesterday with a private vigil for the relatives. Today, a formal wake will be held at the Fuerza del Pueblo Party, the Chamber of Deputies and the District Mayor’s Office. Ventura was a member of the Dominican Revolutionary Party and from 1998 to 2002 became deputy and trustee (mayor) of Santo Domingo.
After the public has given him a final goodbye at the Palacio de los Deportes, Villa Juana will visit and, according to the schedule provided by his representatives, he will be buried in the Christ the Redeemer Cemetery. Ventura passed away on Wednesday.
He started feeling bad while eating in Santiago de los Caballeros. Her driver took her to the Medical Union University Clinic.
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Marc Anthony joined other Puerto Rican artists in expressions of support and remembrance for the artist’s death.
“It’s impossible to think of a good meringue and not to think of the great Johnny Ventura. Thank you for your smile, your good vibes and your swing. Fly so high, teacher,” Fonsi said on his official Instagram account.
In the same social network, Daddy Yankee reacted, who described Ventura as “the lord and master of the merengue, great inspiration”.
“Rest in Peace Caballo Negro,” added the so-called “boss” of reggaeton, using the term “Caballo Negro,” one of Ventura’s nicknames that permeates the music industry.
For his part, Marc Anthony refers to Ventura with his other nickname, “El Caballo Mayor”.
He said, “Be in peace, thank you for the talent you gave to the world.”