By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mexican entertainer and cultural icon Vicente Fernández has died.

Throughout his career, Fernández starred in more than 24 movies and recorded 50 albums.

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He became known as “king of rancheras,” winning several Grammys and receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 14: Vicente Fernández performs onstage during the 20th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for LARAS)

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Fernández has an honorary street named for him in Chicago’s predominantly Mexican Little Village neighborhood.

He died Sunday in his native Guadalajara.

Fernández had been hospitalized for four months after a fall at his ranch and never fully recovered.

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He was 81.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff