Yesterday his ex-wife and mother of his children, Liliana Caldini, passed away.
Cacho Fontana died at the age of 90 after going through various health problems in the last time, such as post-coronavirus pneumonia. The sad news was confirmed by daughter Antonella in dialogue with TN Show.
The death of the legendary announcer occurred two days after the death of Liliana Caldini, the mother of her twins, Ludmila and Antonella.
At the beginning of May, Norberto Palese, as his real name was, had been admitted to the Fernández Hospital for pneumonia.
In addition, Cacho was admitted to a residence for the elderly, along with her friend Pinky.
Cacho Fontana’s nickname dates back to his adolescence, shortly after making his debut at the age of 17 as a presenter of the Roberto Padula orchestra.
Host of television hits such as the 19 seasons of Odol Question and the Fontana Show, for many years he was an announcer with a clear and unmistakable voice, an icon of the ether from his radio debut in 1950 until the 1990s.
He was the voice of El Mundo radio between 1955 and 1966 and then moved to Rivadavia, where together with José María Muñoz and Enzo Ardigó he narrated the World Cup in England, the last one that was broadcast only on radio and not on television.
In 1982 he led with Pinky from the 24 hours for Malvinas, the program through which money was raised to support the war effort against Great Britain.
In addition, he was at the head of the charity program La Campana de Cristal and from 1977 he was the protagonist of the Video show, the pioneering travel and interview series launched in 1977. Portable cameras were used there for the first time on Argentine television.
At the end of April 2021, Luis Ventura had assured in A la Tarde that Cacho Fontana had died, but the journalist himself came out to deny the news with humor.
“I don’t know if they want to extend my life because I just turned 89. It’s nonsense of time,” he had affirmed.