The 47-year-old salsa singer upheld his previously scheduled commitment to perform at the "El Clasico" match, held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, and he did his best to give the crowd the kind of show-stopping live concert that makes him a best-selling star.
Anthony delivered a four-song medley, featuring his singles "I Need to Know," "Tu Amor Me Hace Bien," "La Gozadera" and "Vivir Mi Vida," while rocking a dark suit and black shades.
The singer looked emotional as he walked off the field following his performance in front of the massive, sold-out arena.
"Today at 12:10pm my family's hero, our rock, our protector, inspiration and now ANGEL passed away," he wrote. "She left in peace, accompanied by all your prayers and well wishes for which we thank you all. Mami, I'm going to miss you so much!"
Check out the video below to see the heartfelt message.