When Juan Gabriel died on August 28, 2016, the world mourned the loss of a great singer. For the Latino community, his death was even harder. To us, he was an icon that continues to live on in our culture. So it came to much surprise when news broke that JuanGa could possibly be alive that people lost their minds.
Juan Gabriel’s former manager, Joaquín Muñoz told the Spanish media that his client was still alive and was perfectly fine.
Muñoz told the press that the singer hasn’t been hiding or killing anyone or working with drug cartels. He said that JuanGa has been perfectly comfortable in his home and that we’d all see him really soon.
That’s right, he told reporters that we’d all see Juan Gabriel perform next month before Dec. 15.
Sounds unbelievable right? That’s because it is.
People on social media flipped out when they heard about these rumors.
— Martin Vasquez (@therealvasquez) November 12, 2018
After the rumors went viral, people began using the hashtag #JuanGabrielEstaVivo.
If this were true, why would he allow his ex-manager to tell everyone that he was alive? Makes no sense.
juanga hidden deciding if it’s a good idea to come back or stay dead: pic.twitter.com/mGefiicR6W
— melissa 💫 (@kim1pil) November 9, 2018
It should be known that Muñoz hadn’t been working with the singer for years. TMZ reports that his son Ivan Aguilera managed his father’s career for the last eight years of his life.
Maybe JuanGa will be back to perform as a hologram?
Twitter: Juan Gabriel’s still alive and he’s ready for a comeback in December
— GoVote🇺🇸 (@Letsmakepopcorn) November 10, 2018
Would people pay to see that? Probably.
It would be like the second coming.
Juan Gabriel…Coming soon pic.twitter.com/Z6YtyJ1YyB
— gilberto malvacias (@gilbertomneil) November 9, 2018
People should really ask themselves, “what would JuanGa do?”
The rumors about his fake death was a shock to all of us.
Me: Why’s Juan Gabriel trending?
Me: *checks trending*
— It’s just Bri ❄️ (@ohno_itsbri) November 10, 2018
For a second, so many fans believed it was true, but then we thought about all those “Elvis is alive” stories.
Please do not play with our emotions!
— Cindy (@c_i_l01) November 10, 2018
His death affected so many families. We cannot handle this “is he or isn’t he” news.
When you’re talking about Juan Gabriel rumors, we take it all very seriously.
YALL BETTER NOT BE PLAYIN ABOUT JUANGA pic.twitter.com/qb8T2cjBdF
— mari (@moonlitmars_) November 10, 2018
We’re thinking people would lose their lives if this rumor were to be true.
Imagine he were alive and this was all a scheme to make money?
Juan Gabriel right now pic.twitter.com/rqTYxHnNtz
— døra 🎃 (@doratx) November 10, 2018
JuanGa wouldn’t play us like that, would he?
People would be pissed if he lied to his fans.
so i told my mom about juan gabriel’s resurrection and she said that if he comes back she isn’t gonna stan him anymore pic.twitter.com/E5sKlAepZw
— ฅ^•ᴥ•^ฅ (@vantesbeaner) November 9, 2018
But we’d probably forgive him eventually.
Either way, we’re still mourning the singer.
WHEN I FOUND OUT WHY JUAN GABRIEL IS TRENDING pic.twitter.com/nwzCe9Wuac
— Gabe #DreamActNow Ortíz (@TUSK81) November 9, 2018
It looks as if his ex-manager, Muñoz is just trying to stir up drama between the family.
Let the man rest in peace.
Is juan gabriel really alive tho? Like…wasnt his family fighting over his inheritance and then all these kids came out saying theyre his children etc etc???? What goes on pic.twitter.com/ikMvnlLNLE
— ᴍᴀʀᴍᴀʀ ʟᴀ ʟᴏᴄᴀʟ. 🇲🇽🇺🇸 (@latina_BTS) November 9, 2018
Well, we’ll just have to wait and see what other drama comes of this.