Laura Canales


Age: 50


Summary: one of the biggest stars of Tejano (a style of folk music that developed along the Texas border) known as the Barbra Streisand of Tejano whose 1990 album No Regrets stayed on the charts for 13 weeks, who won both the female entertainer and female vocalist honors every year at the Tejano Music Awards between 1983 and 1987, a record that stood until it was broken by late superstar Selena in the 1990's.



Cause of Death: Complications from gall bladder surgery


Born: August 19, 1954


Died: April 16, 2005


Location: Corpus Christi, Texas