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Jose Jose Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 29, 2019

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Short Biography

José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz popularly known as José José was born on 17-02-1948 in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, Mexico. He was a Mexican Singer, Musician, Film Actor & Television Actor.

Other Name: José José, Jose Romulo Sosa Ortiz, Pepe Sosa
Other Professions: Musician Film Actor Television Actor

Jose Jose Complete Bio & Career

José José‘s actual name is José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz . He was a renowned Mexican musician and an occasional actor. Since, he was born in a family of musicians, he too decided to be a musician from a very young age. He started his career by singing in serenades. He later got associated with a jazz trio and in addition to singing, he also used to play bass and double bass. After a lot of struggle, he eventually found success in the 1970s. He became a popular figure after his singing performance of the song titled "El Triste" at a Latin music festival in 1970 became famous. He after that literally ruled the decade of the 1970 and his songs climbed the Latin charts.
He was signed by Ariola Records in the decade of the 1980s and became an international Latin star. He delivered the biggest hit album of his career titled Secretos as over 7million units were sold in a single calendar year. He also got nominated for Grammy awards on various occasions. His performances were sold out at prestigious places like Radio City Music Hall and Madison Square Garden. His music became not just in Europe and Latin America but also in non-speaking Spanish countries like Russia, Israel, and Japan among others. He performed across the globe and became an international star. 
In addition to singing, he was also an occasional actor and was seen in films like Gavilán o Paloma and Perdóname Todo. His legacy remained even after his death as he was idol of various Latin singers. He was arguably one of the greatest Mexican singers of not just his time but forever as well. 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 28-09-2019 in Miami in the state of Florida, United States at the age of 71. He was suffering from Pancreatic cancer and other diseases.

DEATHDAY 28 September,2019 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Miami, Florida

Jose Jose Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to an operatic tenor father José Sosa Esquivel & a musician (pianist) mother Margarita Ortiz. He had two brothers named Héctor Sosa & Sosa Manterola Sosa M. First, he was married to a Mexican actress Kikis "Natalia" Herrera Calles from 1970 to 1975. In 1976, he remarried a Mexican model Anel (Ana Elena Noreña Grass) and divorced in 1991. With Anel, he was the father of three children include two sons named Jose Jeol, José Francisco Ortiz and a daughter named Marysol Estrella Ortíz Noreña. He married third time with Sara Salazar in 1995 and together had three daughters named Monique Salazar, Celine Salazar & Sarita Sosa Salazar.

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Skin Colour White
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Mexico City
Nationality Mexican
Religion Christian
Address Miami, Florida, US
School N/A
College N/A
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Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut First Album - Los PEG (1967)
First Film - Buscando Una Sonrisa (1971)
Best Movies Buscando Una Sonrisa (1971), Gavilán o Paloma (1985), and Perdóname Todo (1995) among others
Salary N/A
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Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Diego Maradona
Favorite Sport Football
Favorite Place Miami
Favorite Food Mexican Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Jose Jose

  • His song "La nave del olvido" was his first big hit in Mexico and Latin America.
  • He had many international hits and toured Latin America several times during the early to mid-1970s.
  • He also starred in his autobiographical film titled Gavilán o Paloma.
  • He was alcoholic and had to go through rehab to get rid of his drinking habits.

Jose Jose Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Jose Jose was 71 years 7 months & 11 days old age.