Joan Sebastian Legendary Mexican Singer Dead at 64

7/14/2015 5:44 AM PDT

Joan Sebastian Dead -- Legendary Mexican Singer Dies at 64

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Joan Sebastian -- a beloved Mexican singer known as "El Rey Del Jaripeo" -- passed away on Monday at his family's ranch in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico. He was 64.

Sebastian had been battling bone cancer since 1999. 

He was a staple on the Mexican music charts since his career began back in 1977. In 2006, Sebastian was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame.

Sebastian won seven Latin Grammy Awards and five Grammy Awards, the most of any Mexican performer.