|Name Chito Cano||Died 2010, Monterrey, Mexico|
Similar Ramon Ayala , Los Cadetes de Linares, Lucio Cabañas
Rodrigo Ángel "Chito" Cano Rodríguez was a Mexican gun runner who is idealized as the subject of several Mexican corridos, including Ramon Ayala's "El Corrido De Chito Cano." This corrido recounts Cano's life and numerous encounters with death.
He is described as a valiant man who was betrayed and shot in the back in 1971. Upon falling, he laughed and yelled for the cowards to finish him off rather than running away. As a result of the incident, he became wheelchair bound for the rest of his life. Cano died in 2010, at the age of 74, from complications related to pneumonia.
According to various journalistic reports, for several years the famous gunman settled in Gómez Palacio, Durango, and when his health started deteriorating and exposed to violence in the region, he settled in Monterrey, where his brother Servando Cano lives, owner of Serca Productions.
The Corito de Chito Cano, played by Ramón Ayala, narrates his facet as a gunman through the event that occurred in October 1971 that put him in a wheelchair for the rest of his life.
Chito Cano is survived by three children and his only brother Servando Cano, a prominent entertainment businessman in Monterrey, recognized throughout the Republic and in the United States as the promoter and visionary of northern music as a promoter of internationally renowned artists such as Ramón Ayala. , Los Tigres del Norte, Los Invasores de Nuevo León, Duelo, Pesado, Intocable and La Mafia, to name a few.
At the end of his life he dedicated himself to organizing dances and concerts of northern music, but he became famous for the corridos that spoke of him.
They narrate his escape from prison, the arms trade with which he supplied "his friend" Lucio Cabañas and the history of his gunmen, including Gerardo González, who died in the 1980s. To him he dedicated "El corrido de Gerardo", that "good gunman and faithful gunman / of Chito Cano".