Salsa Great Cheo Feliciano Dies In Car Crash At 78

Police say Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano has died in a car accident in the U.S. territory. He was 78.

Police officer Israel Arroyo says Feliciano was alone in his Jaguar when he hit a post before dawn Thursday in the northern suburb of Cupey.

Feliciano was a member of the Fania All-Stars and had established his own production company in the 1980s. He also became a prominent anti-drug spokesman after becoming addicted to heroin while living in New York and returning to Puerto Rico for rehabilitation.

He had recently been treated for cancer and pneumonia.