Tito Torbellino was murdered this week in a tragic shooting that occurred in a Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, restaurant. The rising star was known as a passionate Mexican banda singer, and was quickly gaining fans and fame, as well as the support of fellow Latino musicians. AZ Central reveals this Saturday, May 31, that Torbellino hailed from Phoenix and was shot to death on Thursday evening
Details surrounding Tito Torbellino’s murder are still murky at this time. What has been made clear so far is that the popular Mexican musician was shot to death at near point blank range by two unidentified gunmen. Although his official name was Tomas Tovar Rascon, he preferred being known by his musical moniker, Tito Torbellino, instead. He was said to have been shot and killed in Sonora after two men appeared in the small restaurant, taking out guns and shooting Rascon in the chest. and then the head
The rising singer of Mexican banda — a brass-based style of traditional Mexican music — was already set to play this Friday at Expo Obregon alongside Maria Jose and Reik, a performance that tragically never came to be. The reason for the sudden shooting is not yet determined or at least has not been released at this time, though local Sonora police continue to investigate the murder in the restaurant. Although the victim did have guns featured in some of his popular songs and posted them to social media sites, most of the music and videos he produced focused on the topics of love, life, and success.
Latin Post News adds today that Tito Torbellino actually took to Facebook just earlier this week to post a photo that showed his family with him. He also commented on the “liked” message with the caption:
“Thanks to God for another year of my life and for everything that he has given me. Thank you to my children, family, friends and my loyal fans everywhere. Thank you for all the presents and wishes. I didn’t think I would get to this age. I promise to be calmer and less careless. Ha ha ha. On my way to Bakersfield to do what I like, singing for my public. The celebration is just starting.”
Shortly afterward, he took to Facebook again to give thanks, saying how happy he was and how great Phoenix (as a Phoenix native, no less) was to him.
“Happy on my birthday. Even my son was with me. Thank you to everyone in Phoenix.”
Tito Torbellino was said by fellow Latin celebs to be a veritable star-in-the-making. In addition to his talent and good humor, he is already being fondly remembered by friends, family, fans, and celebrities on Twitter and Facebook. Many also continue to lament the sudden and senseless loss of this Mexican banda star.