RIP to the Rey Del Sabrosura… Fito Olivares was one of my grandpa’s favorite artist. Puro jams all day in his memory. One of the best ever! Anytime after a big win in my career, he provided the post game celebration! Rest in Heaven.
With social media posts reporting that Mexican musician Fito Olivares has died, the music at next month’s carnival will be filled with sadness. On Friday, March 17, San Antonio’s Tejano broadcaster KXTN reported the news of Olivares’ death in a Facebook post that immediately sparked a flood of comments from local fans.
Born in 1947 in Tamaulipas, Mexico, Rodolfo Olivares is a well-respected star saxophonist in the Latin music scene, known for hits such as “Juana La Cubana,” This is the must-have single dance floor for DJs at quinceañeras, weddings, and other San Antonio celebrations. After starting playing professionally at the age of 16, Olivares played and composed music for groups such as Duet Estrella and Tam and Tex before founding Fito Olivares y su Grupo La Pura Sabrosura in Houston in 1980.
Reports of his death rocked the community given his lasting impact on Mexican music and culture. Celebrities in the entertainment industry expressed their condolences on social media.