Fans Mourn Cheo Feliciano on Social Media, Honor Late Singer's Salsa Contributions

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    File - Cheo Feliciano sings the bolero "De ti depende" at a tribute concert in honor of the late Salsa music pioneer Hector Lavoe in San Juan, Friday, Sept. 7, 2007.

    The death of Puerto Rican singer Cheo Feliciano shocked and saddened lovers of his legendary salsa and bolero music.

    Many fans took to social media to share their memories after news broke that the 78-year-old musician was killed in an early morning car crash in an area of San Juan.

    The grieving masses online included several Latin music stars.

    Marc Anthony offered condolences from his Twitter account, while Ricky Martin tweeted in Spanish, "Rest in Peace, Puerto Rican hero."

    For some, the best way to honor his contributions to salsa was to listen to the music that made him a legend.

    "Been hearing his music all day," one person said with a screenshot of a playlist. "RIP #cheofeliciano, it wasn’t his time."

    See a collection of social media posts honoring Feliciano.