Montevideo, Mar 25 – The journalist Alberto Sonsol, the narrator of soccer and basketball matches in Uruguay, died at age 63 this Thursday in Montevideo after several days fighting against covid-19 in a care center intensive.
“Dad doesn’t suffer anymore,” Alejandro Sonsol, one of the sons of the renowned communicator, wrote on his Twitter account.
Immediately, several media outlets echoed the news and many of his colleagues, as well as personalities from different fields, fired him on the air and on social networks.
“A companion of many here in the channel where he does several programs, he also works in other media. A man who made himself from below and well known and who had a warrior character, that character that made us think that Alberto would also be able against this Absolutely criminal virus, “said Blanca Rodríguez, a journalist for the Channel 10 news program Subrayado.
Meanwhile, the Tenfield company, where Sonsol narrated the two main sports in the South American country, fired him with a message on his Twitter account.
“We have no words, just a lot of sadness for the death of Alberto Sonsol. Great partner, professional and better person. He fought her until the end. A tight hug to his family, friends and co-workers. RIP,” says the publication.
For its part, the Circle of Sports Journalists of Uruguay wrote: “From @CPDUoficial we deeply regret the death of colleague Alberto Sonsol. A tight hug to family and friends at such a difficult time. RIP.”
Born on November 26, 1957 in Montevideo, he worked as a soccer and basketball journalist for Radio Espectador, Channel 10, Tenfield, Televisión Nacional de Uruguay and Sport 890.
He also dedicated himself to entertainment programs, the last of them, “Controversy at the bar”, in which he participated until a few days ago when he entered the hospital for covid-19.
Admired and criticized in equal parts, he was a very popular communicator in the Uruguayan media, in which in recent decades he was recognized as a reporter of First Division football matches and also of the Uruguayan Basketball League, in addition to the national team. of this sport.
Sonsol is one of the 843 victims that Uruguay already has due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
There, since the health emergency was decreed on March 13, 2020, 87,812 have been infected and there are currently 15,381 people suffering from the disease, 225 in intensive care units. EFE