The homepage of Beyoncé’s official website is a place where the Grammy Award winner wishes happy birthday and posts other notes to her famous friends. This week, along with wishing celebrities like Billie Eilish and Regina Hall Feliz Cumpleaños, the “Formation” singer posted a tribute to singer Vicente Fernández, who died Sunday (December 12) at the age of 81.
Beyoncé posted an image of Fernández standing stoically and staring into the distance. The photo is from Fernández’s 1973 film Tu Camino y El Mio about a young mechanic who falls in love with the woman of his dreams. “Rest in peace, Vincente Fernández,” the post reads.
Other celebrities and high-profile individuals took the time to share their condolences with Fernández’s family and the millions of fans around the world who are in mourning.
President Joe Biden posted a tribute on the official POTUS Twitter account Sunday evening (December 12).
“The music world has lost an icon,” he wrote. “The music of Vicente Fernández created memories for millions. We send our condolences to his family and all those who loved him. Vicente will be remembered for generations to come.”
Country singer George Strait posted a remembrance on his Twitter page, too.
“Sad news today,” he wrote. “We lost the amazing legendary Vicente Fernández this morning. One of my heroes. May he Rest in Peace and may God bless and comfort his family. Hasta la Cruz Chente!!”
Comedian Gabriel Iglesias also took to Twitter to share some kind words about how much Fernández meant to him.
“Today we lost someone who was with us when we celebrated life and when we felt like life was over,” he wrote. “Vicente Fernández ‘El Rey’ will be loved, missed and celebrated forever! Thank you for the impact you made on my life.”
Here are more tributes to Fernández from earlier this week.