Celia Cruz, ‘Queen of Salsa,’ Honored by Google Doodle

October 21, 2013 12:42 am Last Updated: July 18, 2015 5:18 pm

Celia Cruz, a Cuban-American salsa performer often described as the “Queen of Salsa,” was honored by Google Doodle on Monday.

Cruz, who died in 2003 at age 77, was considered one of the most popular salsa artists of the last century and netted nearly two-dozen gold albums.

She was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Havana, Cuba.

When she died, more than 200,000 people came to pay their respects at her burial site in the Freedom Tower in Miami.