Tejano industry mourns passing of Grammy-winning Waco musician

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 03, 2020

WACO, TX — A Grammy Award winning musician and producer passed away Feb. 2 after a two year battle with colon cancer.

Mario Vigil won a Grammy Award as a member of the band for Tejano music legend Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution in 2008 for the album “Viva La Revolucion” when he was 23-years-old. He was a sought after musician and performed with Gary Hobbs, Jay Perez, and more.

Vigil’s wife, Nikki Lopez Vigil, confirmed the news via social media early Sunday morning saying, “I watched the love of my life take his last breath. I will see you soon baby it won’t be long till we are in heaven together!”

Vigil was diagnosed with colon cancer just three months after the couples wedding in 2017.

He also produced music for Tejano stars like Stephanie Lynn, and rising stars, including the debut album for his wife. Vigil recently played for Jay Perez.

Ruben Ramos said in a statement, “Mario Vigil was a great friend, musician and a talented individual. He will be miss(ed) dearly.”

A GoFundMe was set up for monetary donations to help with funeral expenses and memorial service.