Irma Serrano Died at 89 : Know More About Mexican Singer

The iconic Mexican singer, actress and politician Irma Serrano, known affectionately as “La Tigresa” for her tantalizing vocals in ranchera and corrido music, died from a heart attack Wednesday morning in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico. She was 89.

Serrano had a storied career that spanned over five decades and earned her a special place in Mexican culture. Born in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, she rose to prominence during the 1960s as one of the most popular performers of ranchera music. One of her biggest hits came with the corrido of La Martina, considered a classic in the Mexican musical repertoire.

In addition to her successful singing career, Serrano also starred in numerous film projects and even ventured into politics later on in life. She was elected mayor of San Cristobal de las Casas from 2000-2003 and was a member of Mexico’s National Action Party (PAN). Despite being retired from politics since 2003, she remained an active voice within Mexico’s political landscape until her death.

The National Association of Interpreters of Mexico paid tribute to Serrano on Twitter with warm words: “We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends” they wrote.

Serrano will be remembered by many for her signature vocal style that made her an icon across Latin America; but more importantly she will be fondly remembered as a strong female pioneer who held various positions of power throughout her life.

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