Over the weekend Cajun and Country music fans were shocked to learn about the passing of Louisiana legend Jo-El Sonnier. Jo-El passed away on Saturday afternoon after performing live in Llano, Texas. Here is the poster from what would be his last performance.

Jo-El's last performance

Reports are saying that after he finished his show, he suffered a massive heart attack and went into cardiac arrest. He was airlifted to a hospital in Austin, Texas where he passed away.

We found out the news around 9:00 p.m. Saturday and also spoke with Jo-El's wife Bobbye who confirmed that Jo-El had passed away. Our hearts were broken. Bobbye just asked for prayers at this time and also told us,

I just hope the world knows what a great person he was and we hope he will never be forgotten.

Bobbye you don't have anything to worry about that as long as we are here.

Saturday night into all day Sunday, tributes and reactions started blanketing social media by fans and Louisiana music artists and national country artists that Jo-El knew. Some of the artists we saw included his good buddy and country legend, T. Graham Brown.

Louisiana artists like Geno Delafose, Ryan Foret, Leroy Thomas, Travis Matte, and more also took to Facebook to post their memories and condolences. Here are some of those tributes.

Jo0El Sonnier Tributes

Jo-El was a country music and Louisiana music legend, a Louisiana music Hall of Famer, and most importantly an ambassador for Louisiana's Cajun music, culture, heritage, and language.  He was 77 years old. Thank you jo-El for the music, the passion, but more importantly being you!

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