Whether you consider yourself Chicano, Hispano, Mexican, or Mexican-American is irrelevent-Freddy Fender was one of our own. I did not know his music that well, but growing up in South Texas if you didn't at least know who Freddy Fender was you were from a different planet. The name Freddy Fender is legendary. My heart goes of to his family and his fans. I am truly amazed that his influence extend way outside of the great state of Texas.