Francisco Fourcade Romo was a famous narcocorrido, or a singer who makes his money by singing songs in praise of the infamous cartels whose drug peddling and criminal activities have turned the Central American nation into one of the most dangerous places on earth. In an interesting twist, while he publicly denied any associations with cartels (although he was known to be friends with other people directly tied to cartels), he was murdered in a coordinated assassination attempt that seems to have been undertaken by a cartel according to a report:
Upon arriving at the junction with Óscar Ruiz Almeida street, another unit was paired and they began to shoot him repeatedly from inside. In his latest publication on Instagram, Francisco Fourcade said he did not need the drug or the mafia to make his music sound. The narcocorrido singer was murdered on Monday, February 4, after a vehicular vehicle attack in the streets of Guaymas, Sonora city, where the young man was from.
The man driving the vehicle where Fourcade was traveling died immediately. He received more than 20 shots. The singer left the car, but was found meters later, in a sewage channel. His body had several bullet impacts.
The crime occurred minutes after 6:00 pm, when “El Roca”, as they also called it, was driving aboard a blue Chevrolet Beat vehicle on the Luis Encinas Ignacio boulevard.
According to information from the Attorney General of Sonora, at the scene of the crime “around 32 casings percussion caliber 9 millimeters and .40” were found, proof of the ferocity of the attack in which the singer died.
Fourcade began his musical career in 2013 and on his Instagram account, which has more than 23,000 followers, offered advancements of his songs and reported on his activities.
It was also frequent to see in his publications luxury cars, which he used to record his videos.
Fourcade liked designer clothes, or at least that’s what the Versace t-shirts that he wore looked like or the Louis Vuitton loafers of which there are several photographs on his social network.
In April 2018 he premiered the video for his song “El Piedras”. Once again luxury was present.
The production of the video was impressive. Several vans and aerial images of the viewpoint of San Carlos, a jewel in the Sea of Cortés, in Sonora.
Fourcade fans were north of Mexico and the United States.
In his career he had already worked with Beto Sierra, the famous producer of Mexican regional music singers.
He used to sing corridos for the “Gente Nueva de los Salazar” a cell of the Sinaloa Cartel in Sonora and that they maintain a war with the “Chapo Isidro” capo that now directs the Beltrán Leyva in Sinaloa and Sonora.
They collaborated in the song El H6, which talked about drug trafficking and Los Salazar, a family linked to drug trafficking and murders.
Francisco also shared on Instagram a video with “El Pirata de Culiacán”, a character famous for his videos while drunk and associated with narco figures. “El Pirata” was executed days after a live broadcast insulting Nemesio Oceguera, leader of the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel.
In early January, in his latest publication on Instagram, Fourcade referred to a supposed news that he had been “picked up” (kidnapped by criminals), but he denied it.
“I’ve worked so hard and struggled to achieve the little bit I’ve achieved in my career. I come from below. Nothing and nobody has given me anything. What I have harvested was with my own hands. I alone have gone ahead … I do not deal with drug dealers or mafias so that my music makes noise, “he said. (source)