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Pioneering Latin salsa composer who created numerous hits and won five Grammy Awards for his distinctive music sound.
He studied at the Julliard School of Music under the GI Bill and started his popular orchestra in the 1950s.
He made over 100 albums in all and wrote close to 200 original compositions, earning the title El Rey de los Timbales or The King of the Timbales.
He was married to Margaret Asencio from 1963 to 2000. He had three children named Tito Jr., Audrey and Richard. His father was a factory foreman, and his mother first enrolled him in piano lessons.
He appeared in the movie “The Mambo Kings,” starring Antonio Banderas.
How did Tito Puente die?
Tito Puente's death was caused by Heart Attack.NEW YORK (CNN) — Tito Puente, the Latin music bandleader and percussionist, died Wednesday night at New York University Hospital after undergoing heart surgery, a spokesman said Thursday. He was 77.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||77 years|
|Birthday||April 20, 1923|
|Death date||June 1, 2000|
|Place of death||NYU Langone Health, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|