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Ray Reyes, Former Menudo Singer, Dead at 51

Ray Reyes has died at age 51.

5/3/2021 11:13:00 PM

Ray Reyes has died at age 51.

The singer's brother, Raul, announced his death on April 30.

1:01 PM PDT, May 3, 2021Vallery Jean/Getty ImagesRay Reyes has died at age 51. The former Menudo member's brother, Raul Reyes, confirmed his death with a Facebook post on April 30. According toTelemundo, Ray's cause of death was a heart attack.

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"Dear Friends, Family and FANS, With enormous pain in my soul I inform you that my beloved Brother Ray Reyes passed away," Raul wrote in Spanish alongside more than 20 photos of and with his brother. "I beg you to give us the space to digest all this situation and please pray for our family, especially my mother who is delicate." 

"I also ask you to never forget his legacy," he added. "Now more than ever, we need to be united. Never stop expressing your love and affection for your fellow human beings."Ray was born in New York City and raised in Puerto Rico. In 1983, he joined Menudo, one of the biggest Latin boy bands in history, at its height of success. Ray's time in Menudo, which ended two years after it began, overlapped with that of Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa.

He reunited with band members several times after his exit, first in 1998, to celebrate Menudo's 15th anniversary, and again in 2005, 2016 and 2019.Johnny Lozada, Ray's former bandmate, paid tribute to him on Instagram by sharing a video of Ray performing"Chiquitita.".

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😢 It’s heartbreaking. May he Rest In Peace eternally. Thank you RayReyes for all the beautiful music I carry within my heart. I will never forget you. Descansa. Dios te bendiga. My daughter, LadyRage76 loved Menudo back in the 80s. I remember taking her to their concert in Houston.