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Subject: Actress Paquita Rico

Dies at 87
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Date Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 11:36:02am

The actress and singer Francisca Rico Martínez, popularly known as Paquita Rico , has died in Seville at 87 years of age due to natural causes, as confirmed by sources close to the family. The artist was admitted to the Infanta Luisa hospital in Seville, where she died. According to her family, Paquita, a native of the Seville district of Triana, "has gradually disappeared" because of her age and has died "accompanied until the last moment by her direct relatives."

Her remains have been transferred to the mortuary, where relatives, friends and acquaintances give him his last goodbye. Although the family does not yet know when it will be possible to carry out the response and incineration, it has been managed, EFE reports, that their ashes rest in the columbarium of the chapel of the Hope of Seville Triana, brotherhood to which the artist belonged For years. Given the discretion that has marked the path of Paquita Rico, the purpose of the family is to celebrate their funeral "in privacy." Lolita has written a meaningful farewell message on the nets: "Goodbye Godmother, I love you". And also Raphael: "Querid @ s, today we were an actress and singer of Spanish cinema, one of the BIG, and a beautiful face! Paquita Rico, I always loved you and I will continue to love you forever.

Paquita Rico was born on October 13, 1929 in Seville in the bosom of a modest family, in which the father earned his living as a traveling merchant. Since she was a little girl, she became interested in copla and, as a young woman, she enrolled in Adelita Domingo's singing and dancing school . She participated in the Spanish ballet of Montemar with the actresses and singers Carmen Sevilla and Ana Esmeralda until José Brageli discovered her and took her to the company of Pepe Pinto, with whom she toured through Spain. In 1948 she made her film debut With the film Brindis a Manolete , by director Florián Rey, and two years later he starred in the film Debla, the gypsy virgin , with Alfredo Mayo in the role of beau, For which she won the prize for best female performance at the Cannes Film Festival. After the success of this film she combined her career as an actress with her facet as a singer with tours in America, Europe and Spain.

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