A Cuban-born hair stylist, Oribe Canales, to the stars died some few days ago. He shot to fame by working with celebrities and models in the last 30 year working for several houses such as Versace, Thierry Mugler, Calvin Klein, and more.

Jenifer Lopez took to social media to share her feelings by sharing montage photos of both of them (Oribe and Lopez) on-set. She captioned the photo “he was a true artiste, he made me feel special and beautiful for so long. I could go on and on but I just want to say; thank you beautiful man. I would always miss you. I love you so much Oribe.”

Oribe and Jennifer have a long history together. The glam squad that blew J.Lo into the world had Oribe as they stylist. He started styling Lopoz’s hair in 1997 and Jennifer Lopez took to Instagram to express her grief.

“When I was 16 I was fascinated with Vogue magazine I would ride on the train and look at all the images of the supermodels and I was obsessed with the hair! When I saw an image I loved I would check who did it and it was always someone named Oribe.”

She continues, “Cut to years later, I was making my first album. I started working with Benny Medina and he said to me we have to do an album cover shoot who do you want for hair and makeup…honestly, I was so new to the industry I knew no one and remembered my time flipping thru those magazines on the 6 and said ‘umm Oribe and Kevin Aucoin.’…Benny laughed and said ‘Oh OK!'”

“The next 10 years I would spend with Oribe by my side in every waking and working moment. We fell in love with each other. We traveled the world together. And along with Scot Barnes, they helped me blossom into J.Lo. It was a magical and exhausting.”

Lopez goes on, “He loved beauty and wanted women to feel beautiful and sexy. He loved the messiness and the imperfection and saw how interesting that was. He was a true artist.”

One thing is for sure Oribe Canales will go down in history for contributing to some of the best styles for the stars and fashion houses. Check out the video to see some of Canales amazing work.