Family And Friends Say Goodbye To Walter Mercado

The body of Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado was buried this afternoon in the cemetery of the Señorial Memorial Park, in Cupey.

At the edge of 2:00 pm, the hearse that transported the remains of the famous astrologer from the funeral home Puerto Rico Memorial, in Santurce, arrived at the cemetery occupied by a small group of people, including relatives, friends and dozens of media Local and international communication.

The actor and dancer died last Saturday night at age 87 at the Auxilio Mutuo hospital.

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The artist's farewell began with a trio of strings by the musician Jorge Juliá, his daughter Olga Marie Juliá and Javier Tirado with Rafael Hernández's masterpiece, "Preciosa".

The interpretation of the musicians harmonized the arrival of the golden and bronze coffin loaded by several nephews of the astrologer and Willie Acosta, personal assistant and right hand of Mercado for 50 years.

The latter was the one who had the privilege of placing a bouquet of yellow roses on the coffin, which was then dressed with the flag of Puerto Rico, presented by Mercedes Pereira, a resident of San Juan.

All the relatives of Mercado, including nieces Danette, Betty, Aida and Ivonne Bennet Mercado, were visibly affected in front of the coffin, while the trio interpreted the classics "In my own way", "Dreaming of Puerto Rico" and "Green Light". It was with the composition of Antonio Cabán "El Topo" that the single star was placed on the coffin.

Acosta was one of the most affected and could barely contain the crying.

The journalist Omar Matos, spokesman for the family, welcomed and affirmed that "death is of the graduation of life" and that the astrologer dedicated his life to sowing "seeds of love trees in the world" and today they live in Every being who met the late artist.

Jeshua Mercado, the astrologer's nephew, was the one who gave the emotional duel in which he highlighted the life of Mercado's generosity towards his Puerto Rico, his people and his family.

"We receive here my universal master, the world master my beloved uncle. The curtain has fallen and he already rests in peace because you are eternal," said the nephew of the artist at the beginning of the duel.

Reverend Esther Mantilla also addressed those present during the farewell ceremony. Once he finished his message of consolation, the coffin was taken to the cemetery and there he received a Christian burial while the family said goodbye with Christian prayers and throwing yellow roses.

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