Local radio DJ Fernando Ambriz, also known as El Pollo, died over the weekend.
Ambriz was a radio DJ for La Campesina and worked for the organization for 20 years. He was 51 years old when he passed.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Fernando ‘El Pollo’ Ambriz,” said La Campesina Network in a statement. “This is a devastating loss for the La Campesina Network and for everyone who worked with him and listened to ‘El Gato Y Su Pandilla’ when he served as co-host.”
Ambriz worked in a number of capacities throughout his 20-year career with the La Campesina Network.
“(Fernando) always demonstrated the Si Se Puede attitude,” the network said in a statement. “He leaves behind an enduring legacy.”
The network is asking the community to respect his family’s privacy during this difficult time.
The news of Ambriz’s passing came out Sunday on social media.
“A microphone went off, and a light more in the sky shine, that your voice always resonates in the ears of whom I hear you and that the light of your smile always illuminate the path of whom I love you, that the almighty peace and comfort to everyone your departure saddened and may the Radio always remember such a beloved broadcaster,” said a Facebook post shared by La Campensina 92.5. “Rest in peace to our friend and colleague Fernando Ambriz ‘El Pollo.’′′