Colombia gripped by soap opera on musician's turbulent life

February 20, 2015 10:08 PM

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The singer-songwriter is being immortalized in a new hit telenovela called "The Chief of La Junta," which recounts his life from a poor upbringing in a town by the same name near the Caribbean coast to his international fame and struggle with drugs and alcohol.

The show is the most-popular prime-time series in two years, with average ratings doubling that of the competition.

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