I have listen to the wonderful songs and music of Freddy since I was about 6 or 7 years of age. I had a dear friend named Jimmy, that got me hooked on him. See Jimmy was more than just a friend, he was like my brother. In the early to mid 80's, Jimmy was shot and died a few hours later. Listen to Freddy Fender songs make me feel as if he is still here with me. I am so sorry for the families loss, and he will be missed very much. My prayers go out to the families and close friends.