Dozens of people have attended the funeral chapel of Itziar Castro to say goodbye to the actress, who died last Friday at the age of 46 as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrestand support your family.
The wake opened its doors around 9:00 a.m. this Sunday in the Pal.ladius municipal hall in Pallejà (Barcelona), the town where the actress’s mother is from.
The coffin remains open, has the flag LGBTIQ+ above and is next to a lectern with a photograph of the actress in which you can read “I just want you to remember me from time to time.”
On the stage of the pavilion where the burning chapel has been installed, the singer-songwriter Lídia Pujol has performed several songs, such as ‘Mi querida España’ or ‘País Petit’.
Numerous signs of affection
In statements to the media, at the entrance to the wake, Itziar Castro’s mother, Lucía Rivadulla wanted to thank “so many people from all over” for the recognition they have had for her daughter.
“I really didn’t expect this welcome,” she said upon her arrival at the funeral chapel, visibly moved.
His brother Hugo has also thanked the love demonstrations towards his sister in these “hard moments” and said that now there is “one more star in the sky.”
The chef Raül Balam, the presenters Ares Teixidó and Alejandra Castelló and the lawyer Carla Vall are some of the well-known faces who have come so far to offer their condolences to the family.
Itziar Castro died in the early hours of December 8 as a result of a cardiorespiratory arrest while attending light tryouts for a synchronized swimming show.
Known for series such as ‘Vis a vis’ and films such as ‘Campeones’ or ‘Pieles’, for which she was nominated for the Goya for best new actress in 2017, Castro was a multifaceted artist in film, theater and television, as well as a tireless activist against fatphobia and in defense of the LGTBI community and women’s equality.
Born in Barcelona in 1977, her first film role was in the comedy ‘Inconscientes’ by Joaquín Oristrell and she also had appearances in ‘Rec 3: Génesis’ by Paco Plaza, ‘Blancanieves’ by Pablo Berger and ‘The Witches of Zugarramurdi’ by Álex de la Iglesia.
Since the sad outcome became known, they have been numerous displays of affection and emotion for the unexpected death, from the actor and director Santiago Segura to the second vice president of the Government Yolanda Díaz, and the Minister of Culture, Ernest Urtasun or those responsible for Inclusion, Elma Saiz and for Equality, Ana Redondo.
The kings also, in a telegram sent to the family, expressed their recognition “of his career” and their condolences to the family, friends and colleagues, according to sources from the King’s House.
The funeral chapel will remain open all day today and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and, once closed to the general public, an intimate funeral will be held there.