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Juan Clímaco Formell Fortuna (2 August 1942 – 1 May 2014) was a Cuban musician, bassist, composer, and arranger. He was best known as the director of Los Van Van Orchestra. He began a career in the music industry in 1957. He was a Grammy Award in the Latin/Best Salsa Performance category for his work on the album "Van Van is Here (Llegó Van Van)" in 1999. He was born in Havana.
Formell died on 1 May 2014 in Havana, aged 71.
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- Cantor-Navas, Judy (1 May 2014). "Juan Formell of Los Van Van Dead at 71". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6077182/juan-formell-of-los-van-van-dead-at-71. Retrieved 2 May 2014.