Johnny Ventura, iconic merengue singer, has died at 81 in the Dominican Republic after heart attack

Iconic merengue singer Johnny Ventura died Wednesday at 81 in his native Dominican Republic following a heart attack. Ventura’s son Johnny Ventura confirmed to CNN the death of his father. Ventura, who was dubbed the Elvis of merengue, had won six Latin Music Grammys, one of which was a Lifetime Achievement Award he received in 2006.  RIP: Iconic merengue singer Johnny Ventura

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