Valentín Elizalde

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Valentín Elizalde
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Background information
Birth name Valentin Elizalde Valencia
Born (1979-02-01)1 February 1979
Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico[1]
Died 25 November 2006(2006-11-25) (aged 27)
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Genres Norteñas, Corridos, Banda
Occupation(s) Singer-Songwriter

Valentín Elizalde Valencia ((Spanish: [balenˈtin e‧li‧zal‧de baˈlensja] : 1 February 1979 – 25 November 2006) was a Mexican banda music singer gunned down in an ambush. Known by the nickname "El Gallo de Oro" (The Golden Rooster), his biggest Banda hits included: "Vete Ya," "Ebrio de Amor", " Vete Con Él", "Vuelve Cariñito", "Cómo Me Duele", "Vencedor", " Mi Virgencita", and "Soy Así".[2] Some of his songs were narcocorridos eulogizing Mexican drug lords like Vicente Carrillo Fuentes. He was allegedly murdered at the age of 27 by a member of the drug trafficking gang Los Zetas, which at that time served as the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Elizalde was born in the city of Navojoa, Sonora. He then moved to Guadalajara, Jalisco and later to Guasave, Sinaloa where he, his father (also a singer), Everardo "Lalo" Elizalde, nicknamed "El Gallo" (The Rooster), and brothers resided for a few years. His father died in a car accident on the so-called "Curva de la muerte" (Curve of Death) in the city of Villa Juárez, Sonora. Elizalde's ex-wife, Blanca Vianey Durán Brambila, was murdered on June 20, 2016 in Cajeme, Sonora.[5]


In 2007, Elizalde was nominated posthumously for the Grammy Awards.


On November 25, 2006, Elizalde’s vehicle was gunned down shortly after leaving a concert in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. Elizalde was killed, along with his chauffeur and his assistant.[6] It is widely believed that Elizalde was killed due to his concert performance of "A Mis Enemigos", which contains lyrics believed to antagonize drug trafficking gang Los Zetas.[7] Raúl Hernández Barrón, alleged murderer of Elizalde and member of Los Zetas, was arrested on 22 March 2008, in Coatzintla, Veracruz.[4]Valentin was buried in his father's hometown Guasave,Sinaloa.


  • Solamente El Gallo de Oro (2008)
  • Mi Ultima Bohemia
  • Grandes Exitos Con Tuba, Accordion y Guitarra Vol. II (2007)
  • Grandes Exitos Con Tuba, Accordion y Guitarra Vol. I (2007)
  • Lobo Domesticado (2007)
  • Vencedor (2006)
  • Soy Asi (2005)
  • Volvere A Amar (2004)
  • Destino Cruel (2004)
  • Corridos Entre Amigos (2003)
  • Mi Satisfacción (2003)
  • Y Se Parece a Ti (2002)
  • 17 Exitos En Honor A Mi Padre (2001)
  • Traicion Federal (2000)
  • Regresan Los Mafiosos (1999)
  • Más Allá Del Mar (1998)
  • El Principio Del Gallo
  • Valentín Elizalde En Vivo Desde Guadalajara


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  2. ^ Héctor Tobar (25 November 2006). Mexican pop singer gunned down. Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ Mexican Drug Cartels Leave a Bloody Trail on YouTube. By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post Monday, April 9, 2007; Page A01. [1]
  4. ^ a b "Detienen a presunto asesino de Valentín Elizalde". Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Zeta. "Ejecutan a ex pareja de Valentín Elizalde". ZETA - Libre como el viento. Retrieved 2016-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Asesinato de Valentin Elizalde El Gallode Oro Muerte". Retrieved 8 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "'El Hummer' podria ser el asesino de Valentin". Retrieved 8 January 2013. 

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