The television presenter María Teresa Campos died this morning at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation Hospital, a medical center where she was admitted last Sunday, September 3, after suffering from acute respiratory failure.
After two days struggling to recover, the hospital confirmed yesterday that her situation had worsened (it was now very serious) and her family confirmed this morning that the mythical communicator had died during the night.
Although the whole country is devastated by the news and an endless number of public figures from television, politics, acting, etc. they have dedicated publications, photos and videos to the journalist from Malaga, it is not news that has caught them by 'surprise'.
Although Campos was stable and no one expected her to die from one day to the next, she had been suffering from physical ailments for months and a more than obvious cognitive deterioration that was taking its toll on both the communicator and her family. ''Unfortunately, at this time, she is no longer what she was,'' explained her daughter Terelu Campos in a blog that she wrote last May in Lecturas magazine.
There is an element around the death of which she was the presenter of Día a Día or Qué tiempo tan feliz that has attracted a lot of attention from her thousands of followers: the date of death.
The woman from Malaga died on the same day as her mother, Concepción Luque, who died on September 5, 2006 at the age of 93 due to pneumonia. The death of her mother greatly affected the Andalusian woman, who described her as a wonderful woman: ''In tribute to my mother I have to say that we have been privileged to have a wonderful mother. One of those women of whom there are few left, who gave her life so that her daughters could be different women, freer and I don't know if better."
The mother of Terelu Campos and Carmen Borrego has shown that, during her life, she earned the love and affection of many people. Since she was admitted to the Madrid clinic, dozens of friends and relatives have stopped by to visit her and say their last goodbye at this very difficult time. Furthermore, family members have shown that in bad times they are capable of putting aside differences and supporting each other.
If we talk about popular response, the death of María Teresa Campos has caused a media hurricane of messages of affection and support for the family of the deceased, since the family of Málaga was the reference point for many people and forever changed the course of television of our country.