Texas-born Tejano accordionist whose song "Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio" won a 1986 Grammy Award.
He started performing at age seven and began his recording career in his mid-teens with the musical group Los Caporales.
He had a cameo role in the film Picking Up the Pieces, which starred Sharon Stone. His music was also featured on the film's soundtrack.
His brother, Santiago, also had a career as an accordionist.
His music was included on the soundtrack of the popular film Y Tu Mama Tambien, which starred Diego Luna.