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33 Photos From Juan Gabriel's Farewell Show How Much Fans Loved Him

Thousands gathered outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.

Thousands gathered outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes on Monday to pay their final respects to singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel in Mexico City, Mexico.

Many fans held pictures of El Divo de Juárez and farewell messages as the star’s ashes were transferred with a funeral procession into Mexico’s national theater, where the artist made history by becoming the first non-classical musician to perform there in 1990. 

The 66-year-old was on tour in the United States when he died of a fatal heart attack on Aug. 28 in his Santa Monica, California, home.

Take a look at how fans bid farewell to the iconic Mexican singer in the photos below: 

  • Fans wait for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace on Sept. 5. 
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    Fans wait for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace on Sept. 5. 
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel, in Mexico City
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel, in Mexico City.
  • People are seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
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    People are seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
  • The funeral procession is seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
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    The funeral procession is seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
  • The funeral procession is seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
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    The funeral procession is seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
  • The remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel arrive in a hearse at the Palace of Fine Arts for fans to pay tr
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    The remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel arrive in a hearse at the Palace of Fine Arts for fans to pay tribute to.
  • A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace.
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    A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace.
  • A woman cries as the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel arrive at the Palace of Fine Arts for fans to p
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    A woman cries as the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel arrive at the Palace of Fine Arts for fans to pay tribute to.
  • The Palacio de Bellas Artes is seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
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    The Palacio de Bellas Artes is seen during the transfer of the remains of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel, in Mexico City
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel, in Mexico City, on Sept. 5. 
  • The urn containing the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel is seen at Mexico City's ornate Palace of Fin
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    The urn containing the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel is seen at Mexico City's ornate Palace of Fine Arts.
  • Mariachis flank Juan Gabriel's urn. 
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    Mariachis flank Juan Gabriel's urn. 
  • The urn containing the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
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    The urn containing the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
  • The urn containing the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel is seen at Mexico City's ornate Palace of Fin
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    The urn containing the remains of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel is seen at Mexico City's ornate Palace of Fine Arts.
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
  • Police officers stand behind a poster of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel as the urn with his remains is display
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    Police officers stand behind a poster of Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel as the urn with his remains is displayed at Mexico City's ornate Palace of Fine Arts.
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
  • A woman holds the records of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
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    A woman holds the records of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
  • People lineup outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes during the Memorial of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
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    People lineup outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes during the Memorial of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel.
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
  • This fan's sign reads "I'll see you in heaven, Juan Gabriel." 
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    This fan's sign reads "I'll see you in heaven, Juan Gabriel." 
  • People sing songs of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
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    People sing songs of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial outside the Palacio de Bellas Artes.
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
  • A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
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    A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
  • A fan of late Mexican singer song-writer Juan Gabriel --impersonating him-- waits for the arrival of his ashes at the Fine Ar
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    A fan of late Mexican singer song-writer Juan Gabriel --impersonating him-- waits for the arrival of his ashes at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
  • People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
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    People gather outside the Palace of Fine Arts to pay tribute to Mexico's late Latin music legend Juan Gabriel.
  • A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
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    A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
  • A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
    PEDRO PARDO via Getty Images
    A fan waits for the ashes of Mexican singer-songwriter Juan Gabriel to arrive at the Fine Arts Palace in Mexico City.
  • A man waves a Mexican flag with photographs of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
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    A man waves a Mexican flag with photographs of Mexican singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
  • People hold photos of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
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    People hold photos of Mexican songwriter and singer Juan Gabriel during the Memorial at Palacio de Bellas Artes.
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