Former Menudo Singer Ray Reyes Dies At 51
Former member of boy band Menudo, Ray Reyes, has died at the age of 51. The cause of death was a severe heart attack that ended up killing Reyes on April 30.
Reyes brother, Raul Reyes, took to Facebook last Friday to share the news of his death, asking for privacy on behalf of the family.
Queridos Amigos, Familiares y FANS Con un dolor enorme en mi alma les informo, que mi amado Hermano Ray Reyes…
The funeral will take place on May 4 in Levittown, Puerto Rico. Reyes was born in 1970 in New York City, but then moved to Puerto Rico shortly after.
Reyes joined the boy band Menudo right before Ricky Martin, and left the group in 1985 because of a growth spurt. He was replaced shortly after with Raymond Acevedo, but reunited with the band multiple times after his departure for anniversary concerts and other performances.
While his stint in Menudo only lasted two years, he headlined three songs on their first album Todo Rock. The songs were “Si Tu No Estas,” “Chicle De Amor” and “Zumbador.”
Reyes is survived by his two children, his son Marcos, and daughter Cecilia.