Johnny Ventura (Merengue Singer) Bio, Age, Family, Children, Son, Cause of Death, Career, Net worth

Johnny Ventura Biography

Born Juan de Dios Ventura Soriano, Johhny Ventura was a Dominican singer and bandleader of merengue and salsa. Ventura was also a politician, author, and lawyer. He became the vice mayor of Santo Domingo from 1994 to 1998 and served as mayor of Santo Domingo from 1998 to 2002. He was nicknamed El Caballo Mayor.

Johnny Ventura Age and Birthday

Ventura was 81 years old when he died. He was born on March 8, 1940, in Santiago, Dominican Republic. The singer died on July 28, 2021, in the City of Santiago following a heart attack.

Johhny Ventura

Johhny Ventura (Photo: Courtesy)

Johnny Ventura family | Parents

The band leader of Merengue, Ventura, was born to his parents; his father Martín and his mother Virginia Soriano.

Johnny Ventura Wife

The former Santo Domingo Mayor, Ventura, was married to his wife Nelly Josefina Flores de Ventura. The pair married in 1970 and has been together until his death in July 2021, which was caused by a heart attack. Johhny and his wife  Nelly Josefina Flores has a son named Jandy.

Johhny Ventura Children | Son

The singer and former mayor, Ventura is survived by seven children, seventeen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Johhny had five children with his wife Nelly Josefina Flores. The other two children are from his past relationships.

Johnny and Nelly has two sons named Jandy and Juan Jose. The other children of the singer are daughters named Ana Yahaira, Daysi, Erudi Andreina, Hilda, and Virginia.

Johhny Ventura Death | Cause of Death?

The Dominican merengue singer, Ventura died on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, according to his family. The singer died at the age of 81 after suffering a heart attack while in the City of Santiago, his son Jandy revealed. Following his death, the Dominican President, Luis Abinader announced three days of mourning for the legendary singer whose style of music originated in the country.

On March 28, 2020, the  Merengue singer and dancer had tested positive for the COVID-19 pandemic and was hospitalized. In April 2020, he announced he had recovered and tested negative for the virus.

Johnny Ventura Career

Ventura was a Dominican merengue singer and salsa dancer. He was also a politician, an author, and a lawyer. He served as the vice mayor of Santo Domingo (1994-1998) and mayor from 1998 to 2002.

The singer had released successful albums including Capullo y Sorullo, Yo Soy el Merengue, and Te Digo Ahorita. Some of his popular songs are Patacon PisaoEl Oro del Caballo Negro (2001), Merenguero Hasta la Tambora (2000), and Salsa Pa’Tu Lechon (1972).

Johnny Ventura Net worth

Band leader of merengue and salsa, Ventura had accumulated a large amount of fortune by the time of his death in July 2021. The singer had an estimated net worth of $ 3 million.