Francisco Avitia

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Francisco Avitia
Birth name Francisco Avitia Tapia
Born (1915-05-13)13 May 1915
Valle de Zaragoza, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died 29 June 1995(1995-06-29) (aged 80)
Cuauhtémoc, D.F., Mexico
Genres Ranchera, corrido
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1950–1995
Labels RCA Víctor Mexicana, Orfeón
Associated acts Luis Aguilar, Flor Silvestre

Francisco Avitia Tapia (13 May 1915 – 29 June 1995),[1] commonly known as "El Charro Avitia", was a Mexican singer and actor. His best known songs are "Maquina 501" and "Caballo alazán lucero".

He also acted in films such as Primero soy mexicano (1950) and El zurdo (1965). Avitia died on June 30, 1995 in Mexico City. He currently has family in the Northern Hemisphere, in countries, Mexico, and the United States.