At the beginning of March, the creative reported that he had tested positive for covid-19, with the “irony” that days before he had received the vaccine against the disease.

The television world is in mourning because this Tuesday it was reported that Alberto Ciurana, content director of TV Azteca, died due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the covid-19 disease. This is how Javier Alatorre made it known.

” Our colleague Alberto Ciurana passed away. With deep sorrow, I send my condolences to his family and a hug to all the TV Azteca colleagues who will always remember Alberto with great affection. Rest in peace,” wrote the headline of Facts on his Twitter account.

At the beginning of March, the creative reported that he had tested positive for covid-19. In his Twitter account, he explained that just a few days before he had received the first dose of the anticovid vaccine.

“I regret to inform you that I am infected with covid-19. I have mild symptoms but require medical attention. The irony is that on Friday I received the first dose of the vaccine. I will be working from home,” he shared on March 10.

They react in networks

Before the news of the death, actors, programs, conductors, and various personalities of Mexican television showed their sadness and consternation through social networks.

The morning team  Venga la Alegría wrote on their social networks: ” Your talent, effort, and passion will accompany us forever. Fly high, Beto!”

” In shock at such unfortunate news . A friend and excellent boss leaves.  God take care of his family and so many friends he has left here,” Adal Ramones said on Instagram.

“You are loved very much, my Beto. Thank you for your love and support always,” shared Paul Stanley, host of the Hoy program  .

For his part, Benjamín Salinas, current Vice President of the Board of  Grupo Salinas, expressed: “A  dear collaborator to whom TV  Azteca owes much of what we build together; in this house, he will always be remembered with affection and gratitude. I send a hug to your family and friends. ”

“An admirable man who infected us with enthusiasm and love for television.  My condolences to his family,” Cynthia wrote on her networks.

Who was Alberto Ciurana?

Ciurana had extensive experience in the industry, since before his work as an executive of TV Azteca he held positions as President and General Director of the international firm DT Consulting, President of Programming and Content of Univisión Networks, and Vice President of Televisa for 15 years.

“The achievements made in these two years are only the beginning. Looking to the future we are taking the next step; it is time to evolve. We will continue to grow and capitalize on social and technological changes, as well as the revaluation of open television as the main medium of mass communication and marketing, ” said Benjamin Salinas in the appointment of Ciurana as responsible for the distribution of content for TV Azteca. This event occurred in October 2017.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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