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 Valentin Elizalde

Valentin Elizalde

Birth
Sonora, Mexico
Death 25 Nov 2006 (aged 27)
Tamaulipas, Mexico
Burial Magdalena, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico
Memorial ID 18036044 · View Source
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Popular Mexican banda singer Valentin Elizalde, son of Lalo "El Gallo" Elizalde, was born February 1, 1979, in Hitonhueca, Sonora. Though initially deciding to study at the University of Sonora, Elizalde found the pull of music too alluring and began performing professionally at a young age. Performing soon opened doors to the recording world, and "El Gallo de Oro" was able to record his debut solo album, Regresan los Mafiosos, in 1999. Releasing a record per year for the next several years, Elizalde slowly worked to establish himself as an important figure in the norteño genre. A high point in his career was reached in 2006, when he was featured on the soundtrack for the Mexican film Al Otro Lado with the song "Sobre la Tumba de Mi Padre."

Valentin Elizalde was killed at the age of 27 on November 25, 2006. Elizalde and two companions, Mario Mendoza and Raymundo Ballesteros, were gunned down in an ambush in the city of Reynosa, 20 minutes after performing at a local fair. It is rumored that Elizalde's murder was in response to his lyrical commentary about Los Zetas, a mercenary force employed in the Mexican drug trade. The death of Valentin "El Gallo de Oro" Elizalde was viewed as a tragic loss by his fans. Many posthumous releases and dedications have been released to honor his memory.


~~~He was one of my favorite singers. He had such a good
heart. I will always admire him.~~~


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  • Created by: Mari D
  • Added: 23 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18036044
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Valentin Elizalde (1 Feb 1979–25 Nov 2006), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18036044, citing Magdalena de Kino Museum, Magdalena, Ahumada Municipality, Chihuahua, Mexico ; Maintained by Mari D (contributor 46603903) .