The tragic death of Vicente Fernández’s best friend

Felipe Arriaga, Vicente Fernández’s best friend, died at the age of 51 (Photo: Facebook/Vicente Fernández)

Throughout his life, Vicente Fernandez faced the loss of several of his loved ones, including two of his best friends, the first of them Philip Arriagaalso a singer.

When Vicente Fernández decided to launch himself as a singer, one of the first things that pushed him in his dream of becoming a big star was Jose Luis Aguilar Osegueraknown in the art world as Felipe Arriaga the cotija.

Arriaga sought to support Chente because for him his talent was evident, so, mainly, supported him financially so that he could settle in Mexico City, but also invited him to be the main voice of his mariachi.

The relationship became so close that even the Charro from Huentitan asked him to be godfather of her first childVicente Fernández Jr., to whom he also wanted to provide all his support, especially when he realized that he was premature and had various health problems.

Arriaga managed to position himself among the most famous ranchera singers of his time (Photo: Facebook/Felipe Arriaga)
Arriaga managed to position himself among the most famous ranchera singers of his time (Photo: Facebook/Felipe Arriaga)

It was rumored that the cotija it was not to his liking cuquita coverswell the complicity what did you have with Chente it was very strong, to the point where the two of them could hide together anything they didn’t want her to know about.

Vicente’s talent reached a point where he no longer needed his friend’s help, so he wanted to return the favor and He tried to make Felipe’s career rise as well like yours.

The patriarch of the Fernandez invited Arriaga to the showspalenques and different presentations where he sang, so his compadre would receive the same attention as him and, possibly, his fame would also grow.

Felipe Arriaga in the movie "To be charro is to be Mexican" (Photo: Facebook/Lorenzo de Monteclaro Official)
Felipe Arriaga in the movie “Ser charro is to be Mexican” (Photo: Facebook/Lorenzo de Monteclaro Official)

Thanks to these details Chente, the cotija also began to be more popular, he received more and more movie roles, he was invited to sing at important events, but his career was cut short at the time when he was doing best.

The November 3, 1988 at night, Arriaga was outside his house, along with one of his children, his wife and a friend, admiring a car that was just bought with the good earnings he was getting for his successes.

While they were quietly talking, a blue vanwithout any particular sign, because it did not have plates, of which two people they got off and they shot him with a machine gun.

Philip received five bulletssame as they took his life at 51 years old within minutes of being attacked.

Vicente Fernández dedicated a special moment in his presentations on several occasions to remember his friend (Photo: screenshot / YouTube)
Vicente Fernández dedicated a special moment in his presentations on several occasions to remember his friend (Photo: screenshot / YouTube)

Unfortunately, at the time the people who accompanied the singer could not do anything, as they were threatened by the criminals, which is why the patrols that arrived at the place did so long after Arriaga had already bled to death and that his assassins had escaped.

Felipe’s death was never clarifiedbut it was rumored that it would have been a reckoning with an organized crime group.

As artists close to Chentethe death of the cotija it was very traumatic for the interpreter The kingwhich is why he came to dedicate it on several occasions as Farewell to the soldiera song they sang together.

Some of José Luis’ successes were clock chimes, The Outsider, Dog fight Y John Colorado. Among his most popular films were also together with Charro from Huentitan: Law of the hill, The coyote and the anger, Among wet walks the devilamong other.

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