Submitted by ub on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 22:31

We celebrate the anniversary of her death - The Queen of The Americas.

She was born in Habana, Cuba: Úrsula Hilaria Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso de la Santísima Trinidad and was best known by her stage name CELIA CRUZ.

She was a Cuban salsa singer a unique personality and a performer. Celia was born on October 21, 1925, in Habana, Cuba and died on July 16, 2003, Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA from brain cancer. I covered her funeral held in NYC and will remember her for a song she recorded that dealt with her yearning to return to her beloved Cuba, The Pearl of the Antilles.

Celia Cruz - Por Si Acaso no Regreso: