The entertainment world is mourning the death of journalist Edna Schmidt. Despierta América was one of the first media to report the sad death of the journalist who was only 51 years old and had lived, for years, in her native Puerto Rico away from television cameras.
At the moment the cause of her death is unknown, although journalist Martín Berlanga, who was her partner at Noticiero Univision: Fin de Semana, revealed that she died after suffering a fall; However, this information is not official.
Schmidt began her career in Chicago, on Univision’s Telefutura, and later was a presenter for Univision’s newscasts and later worked on Telemundo.
In 2013, she was fired from Telemundo, apparently due to problems with alcohol, and in 2014 she expressed in an interview in Despierta América: “You can get ahead one day at a time … the taboo that exists is very difficult -particularly with women – the stigma that exists towards alcoholics. It took me a long time to recognize it. ” Her colleagues and friends mourned her death and sent him heartfelt messages through social media.
‘Despierta América’ was one of the first media to share this sad news.
“We regret the sensitive death of the journalist #EdnaSchmidt. Rest in Peace,” reads next to a black and white photograph of the journalist, shared on Univision’s morning Instagram account.
The journalist Martín Berlanga revealed the apparent cause of her death.
“Today with deep sadness I learn of the death of my dear friend Edna Schmidt at 51 years of age due to a fall in her beloved Puerto Rico. I have not awakened from astonishment yet because we spoke on the phone a couple of months ago, we laughed and cried and we talked about so many memories shared in the journalistic work on television.
Elegant, professional, sensitive, always generous. From my heart, applause for your work and your effort to get back up despite the problems of life. I love you and you will always admire little sister, fly high that you deserve to rest from so much, I’ll keep your laugh, your hoarse voice perfect for the news and the coquito that you always shared with us at Christmas, “commented the communicator, who was a friend and colleague of Schmidt in Univision Newscast: Weekend.
María Celeste Arrarás, Giselle Blondet, and many other celebrities expressed their sadness at her departure.
“It is a great tragedy that someone so young and talented had such a sad ending. I clearly remember her beginnings and how I loved her dedication and her voice. She was very self-confident and above all good people …We hit it off from day one, ” María Celeste Arrarás, who was Schmidt’s partner when they both worked at Univision, told El Diario. And she added: “I hope she has finally found the peace that evaded her in her last days.”
On the other hand, Satcha Pretto commented: “How sad”, while Lourdes Stephen expressed and many other celebrities and followers of Schmidt’s career expressed their feelings after her death.
María Elena Salinas gave him a very heartfelt and personal message
“She looks like a princess, and today she is an angel. A kind and tormented soul stop suffering so many losses. Have a good trip, dear friend, you leave beautiful memories to those who loved you well. #RIP, Edna”, wrote the journalist, who was companion and friend of the now-deceased reporter.
Ana María Canseco remembered her in an article she wrote about her death.
“Shaken and with a (broken heart) I share this news …” wrote the Mexican journalist wrote an article reporting the death of Schmidt, in which she remembers her as “our beloved colleague Edna Schmidt.”
Recently, Schmidt had given a moving interview, where she opened her heart.
In April 2021, she gave an interview to Neida Sandoval during which she spoke of her losses and how she had found her peace in the fight against alcoholism, by surrounding himself with her family in Puerto Rico. In 2005 her boyfriend died and, apparently, as a result of that sad experience, she took refuge in alcohol. However, it took him years to accept the problem she suffered.
“We have to put our best face on, even if we are dying inside, you know it,” she told Neida during this interview, where she also revealed that in the last newscast in which she worked and from which she was fired “they dug the stab at him. the back”.
“Hypocrisy… the stabbing, because I was realistic in my work, it is true that I had that little problem, but what hurt me the most was that the people I thought I could trust stabbed me in the back like you you can’t imagine, and that hurts, “she said.