Mexico - (Grupero Stuff): Mexican singer Sergio Vega was gunned down this weekend on his way to a concert in Singalonga - er...Sinaloa! - state.
The 40 year-old entertainer, known throughout Mexico as El Shaka, had only just publicly denied earlier rumors of his narcocorrido gangland execution when Splat! - gunmen trailing his red Cadillac opened fire.
The bullet-riddled victim was the fifth Grupero target in Mexico's high profile new sport.
This eradicates rival crooners who etiolate the country's drug barons.
Narcocorridos - drug baron hero worshipping songs - sprang up from a poetry competition first inaugurated in 1800 by the then fledgeling Non-Aligned Crack Barons Association of El Paso.
Since then the musical genre has gained immense popularity during inevitable dry patches in Mexican internecine gangland warfare.
Grupero band K-Paz de la Sierra lead singer Sergio Gomez is a case in point.
He was taken out in 2007 after a concert in Michoacan where he lampooned ex-President Vicente Fox Quesada for 'sucking the lifeblood' out of fabled Mexican bogeyman the Chupacabra.
Colombian singer Shakira used to be his favorite pinup.