The woman, who was fighting a tough battle against cancer, died at the age of 71.
Susana Shizuko Higuchi Miyagawa, ex-wife of Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, and mother of Keiko Fujimori, died this Wednesday, December 8 at the age of 71, after having fought a tough battle against cancer.
This was confirmed by her daughter through her Twitter account: “ After a tough fight against cancer, our mother, Susana Higuchi, has just left to meet God. She was surrounded by the love of us, her children and her grandchildren until the last moment. We entrust her to the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception today, ”said the president of the Fuerza Popular Party.
Peruvian politics had reported on November 22 through that same social network that her mother had been transferred to a health center due to the severity of her illness.
“On behalf of my family, I inform you that my mother has been transferred to Oncosalud to continue with specialized care for the serious illness that afflicts her. My father is still in treatment due to the confirmation that she also suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, “wrote the leader of Fuerza Popular.
Due to the illness of her parents, Keiko Fujimori extended an invitation to all her followers, with the aim of accompanying her and her family at a mass for the health of both Susana Higuchi and Alberto Fujimori.
“For this reason, I want to invite those who appreciate them to accompany us to a mass for the health of both , so that God helps them in their recovery and gives strength to our family to overcome this difficult time,” she said.
Different politicians reacted to the unfortunate news, one of them was the constitutional president of the Republic of Peru, Ollanta Humala Tasso, who wrote through his Twitter account: “My family and I express our deepest condolences to the Fujimori Higuchi family for this irreparable loss. Rest in peace, Mrs. Susana Higuchi ”.
Susana Higuchi was a Peruvian engineer and politician. She was married to Alberto Fujimori between 1974 and 1996, a marriage in which they had two children: Keiko and Kenji Fujimori. She was first lady of Peru between 1990 and 1994, during the presidency of her ex-husband, and served as a congressman of the Republic for Lima between 2000 and 2006.
The Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports that the most recent public appearances of the former first lady of the Republic occurred during the presidential campaign of the 2021 general elections , at which time she appeared to show her support for Keiko Fujimori, who at that time was presidential candidate for the Popular Force Party.