This Monday, February 15, the death of the first actress Lucía Guilmáin was announced , who lost her life at her home after suffering the contagion of COVID-19, a disease that according to her brother Juan Ferrara, did not present symptoms or no indicator that could demonstrate the seriousness in the state of health of the also daughter of the remembered Ofelia Guilmáin.
Recognized for her extensive career that began in 1965 with her participation in the film Río Hondo and that included work in film, theater and television, Lucía's death occurred suddenly, as detailed by her brother Juan Ferrara on the radio program Javier Poza en Fórmula :
“It was something very unexpected, she had no symptoms, there was no reason to think, ” shared the histrión and said his sister had only one unusual tiredness, but he took it as a regular exhaustion without suspecting that her sister would be infected by the SARS-CoV-2.
"virus When your hij or she went to visit her with the family, they told her that tomorrow they would do the test to be calmer, the test was done at 9 in the morning and at 2 in the afternoon she died, it was something very sudden, ” explained Ferrara.
Lucía was married to the sports commentator Raúl Orvañanos, with whom she had her son Raúl, who remained close to her after having undergone the test that yielded a positive result for the virus: “They were going to give him the result the next day, we were waiting for him, around 2 o'clock in the afternoon he went to the bathroom, came back, went to bed . Her grandchildren , her daughter-in-law , her son Raúl were there and then they began to talk to her, and she did not answer, she was feeling like she was gone, and suddenly she left . They did not know what had happened, it tested positive but without any of the painful symptoms that those who suffer from the disease have, it was unexpected, sudden, this virus moves in such a way that we are all hanging by a thread, we must be very vigilant " added the first actor.
Juan Ferrara had not seen his sister for about a year due to the pandemic, as each one was kept in confinement taking the recommended precautions. He said that the last day he spoke with her on the phone was last Friday, February 12, although on Saturday the 13th they maintained communication by chat messages.
Although it was initially handled in some portraits that the actress died at 83, the actor took advantage To clarify that Lucia was actually 78: "She was born in 1942, she was going to be 79 years old in August."
Juan stressed that the relationship between the brothers was always close and cordial, and she will remember it with great affection: "It was a huge shame, our whole life together, the four brothers always very close. Very funny, with an enormous sense of humor, great talent, it is a very strange thing, this virus is a very scandalous thing , "he said.
He also recalled that Lucía, who gained greater popularity in the first decade of the 2000s by embodying several villains of children's soap operas, she was very intense and with a very strong character, very cultured and with a very caustic sense of humor, "What is happening is very strong," said Ferrara, who thanked her sister for the affection shown.
Ofelia Guilmáin's son revealed that he has remained confined to a kind of retirement from his acting work: “It has been a kind of sabbatical, a break from so much hustle , I think we live alienated with the outside, with fashion, with be up to date, it is very tiring to live in this current world. My part as an actor does not matter, what matters is the pain of the sister who left, "he said in a sad tone.