Essayist and translator, Sergio Pitol, who was awarded the Cervantes Prize in 2005 died on Thursday morning at his home in Xalapa, the capital of the State of Veracruz, at age 85, due to the complications caused by progressive aphasia. a disease that he suffered for several years.
The writer born in Puebla, but from Veracruz, always needed movement as fuel for his work. In recent years, however, this neurological disease severely affected the man who had shown his detailed knowledge of the language. In 2006, the year in which he received the Cervantes, he began to present failures in speech. The death was confirmed this morning by Laura Demeneghi, the niece who accompanied him during the presentation of the Cervantes Prize and who during recent times lived with the writer and worked as a tutor.
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