Celso Piña, renowned Mexican singer, songwriter and accordionist, dies at age 66

Renowned Mexican singer, songwriter and accordionist Celso Piña has died. He was 66.

His record label released a statement saying Piña died Wednesday in his hometown of Monterrey, Mexico after suffering a heart attack.

Piña was a pioneer, known for his fusion of traditional Colombian cumbia and tropical sounds with genres like ska, reggae and hip-hop.

He was known by the nickname "rebel of the accordion," released more than 20 albums in his career and toured around the world.

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