Ernesto Herrera, promoter and promoter of the seventh art, died this Friday due to complications derived from covid-19

Guanajuato, Gto.- Ernesto Herrera Godínez , president, artistic director and co-founder of the Guanajuato International Film Festival ( GIFF ) lost the battle against covid-19 .

Almost a month after his wife Sara Hoch made it known through a devastating message on her social networks that her father, mother, husband, and she had tested positive for covid-19Ernesto Herrera did not resist and the Sars virus -Cov-2 has taken his life.

The unfortunate news was confirmed on the official GIFF Twitter account :

We deeply regret the sensitive death of our president, artistic director, and co-founder of the Guanajuato International Film Festival Ernesto Herrera Godínez, we will always remember you with love and humility. Thank you Ernesto for everything! Rest in Peace.

A couple of weeks have passed since the death of Richard Hoch, Sarah’s father, and today she suffers the loss of her husband who was the first to aggravate his condition due to the disease and who was receiving help with an artificial respirator.

“4:00 am and the sounds of the oxygen machine and my dear husband catching his breath is all I can hear. I’m awake to make sure his oxygen doesn’t fall back into something scary (like it did a few minutes ago)” Sarah shared on January 18.

The Art DirectorErnesto Herrera had been hospitalized in critical condition, despite this, Sarah did not lose faith and three weeks ago she shared some photographs with her: “Please, help me to pray for my husband, who is in good condition. critical in the hospital “

More than 20 years ago , in 1998 to be exact, Sarah Hoch and Ernesto Herrera founded the Guanajuato International Film Festival where Mexican and international film productions are exhibited in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato capital .

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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