may 31, 2000 - Death of a "El Rey"
Tito Punte died while awaiting heart surgery at the age of 77. he left a legacy of being known as one of the greatest latin music and jazz legends. He was survived by wife Margaret Acencio, his partner for 30 years; their two children, Tito Jr., a musician, and Audrey, a newscaster; and a son named Richard, also a musician, from his earlier relationship to Ida Carlini.
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Tito Puente "El Rey"
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