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Age 17
Birthday 13 May, 1941
Birthplace Pacoima, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died 3 February, 1959
Place of Death Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame La Bamba
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Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A rock & roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died in a plane crash.

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