Former Contestant On Mexico’s ‘The Voice,’ Dead at 45 After Being Shot In Chicago

Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes

Alejandro “Jano” Fuentes, a former The Voice contestant in Mexico, has reportedly been shot and killed in what looks like a Chicago ambush.

Latino, Fuentes got into a car with a couple of friends on Thursday (June 16) when an armed man ordered him out of the car, shooting him three times in the head.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed his death on Saturday (June 18).

This grim attack comes less than a week after the tragic murder of Christina Grimmie, also a former The Voice contestant here in the United States.

Authorities say an overly obsessed fan shot her while she was signing autographs after a concert at the Plaza Live theater in Orlando on Friday, June 10.

The gunman, 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl, opened fire as Grimmie was signing autographs before killing himself.

While police are still investigating any suspects in the Fuentes ambush, people took to Twitter to share their condolences with the singers friends and family.

Mexican singer Lucero, paid tribute to him via Twitter on Saturday night.

“Thank you for the moments and memories shared my dear Jano @janofuentes1. I am going to miss you. RIP,”

she wrote in Spanish alongside a picture with the contestant.


Fuentes competed on season 1 of La Voz… México in 2011.



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