Chunky Sanchez

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez

October 30, 1951 - October 28, 2016

Ramon “Chunky” Sanchez, a San Diego music institution who gave voice to the barrio, has died, his family said Saturday. Sanchez passed away on Friday, his eldest daughter Ixcatli Sanchez announced on Facebook. He would have been 65 on Sunday. “Que Viva El Chunky y que Viva La Causa,” she wrote. She asked for privacy for the family while they make funeral arrangements. Recognizable with his iconic handlebar mustache and guitar often in hand, Sanchez was an activist, artist, musician and educator.


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