Funeral expert services held for San Antonio’s beloved ‘Hispanic Elvis’

SAN ANTONIO – Funeral expert services have been held Saturday morning for the beloved San Antonio icon known as ‘Hispanic Elvis.’

The performer — whose true identify is John Esquivel — died final thirty day period at the age of 76.

His brother, George Cisneros, informed KSAT that products and services would be held Saturday at the Hillcrest Funeral Home at 1281 Bandera Highway and was open up to the general public.

  • Memorial company from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Rosary will be recited at noon.

Hispanic Elvis was recognised for entertaining crowds at Industry Square for extra than two many years.

He died two months following becoming sick with an an infection in his esophagus and COVID-19.

Immediately after news broke about his illness, followers shared photographs and sent their very well needs.

(Picture of “Hispanic Elvis” at Mi Tierra provided by Texas Eats host David Elder.)

Hispanic Elvis was born and lifted on the city’s West Aspect. Cisneros stated they grew up in a compact dwelling driving the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Centre.

Advert

Even though several persons are conscious of his recent persona as Hispanic Elvis, Cisneros reported his brother performed guitar in a band in the 1960s, undertaking at historic venues like Patio Andaluz near downtown.

Cisneros stated his brother generally had a penchant for putting on awesome clothes and would get his clothing at Penner’s. He said that his brother preferred the way Elvis dressed, but was “more of James Brown admirer,” noting he would mimic Brown’s dance moves for the duration of performances.

In advance of he expended the bulk of his time at Marketplace Square, Cisneros said Hispanic Elvis begun his avenue performances in the front of the Alamo and would like to pose as a model in entrance of Ripley’s Museum to have fun with people.

In September, regional artist Colton Valentine paid tribute to Hispanic Elvis by portray a mural of the person on San Pedro Avenue. The mural shows Hispanic Elvis riding his bicycle, a common sight around downtown and the West Aspect, with his do-it-yourself guitar, sunglasses and flashy attire. “I’m so grateful to the artist who drew that mural,” Cisneros said.

Advertisement

Do you have a memory or picture with Hispanic Elvis? Share your recollections or properly needs in the remarks of this tale. You can add your image on ksat.com/pins. We might use your image in a gallery or on our newscasts.

Connected Video: Brother of “Hispanic Elvis” talks about his legacy and community’s aid for the duration of his sickness.

Copyright 2022 by KSAT – All legal rights reserved.