Death of Celia Cruz

October 21, 1925 - July 16, 2003
Fort Lee, New Jersey | Age 77

"Queen of Salsa" dies at 77
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Salsa fans in the United States mourned the death of the Cuban "Queen of salsa" Celia Cruz by spontaneously forming memorials, laying wreaths and singing songs in the street.

She died on Wednesday from a brain tumor at her home in Fort Lee, New Jersey. She was 77.

In Miami, Florida, crowds gathered on a local street where stars have been laid into the sidewalk honoring Salsa celebrities like Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Catholic Bishop of Miami, Agustin Roman, went to...

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