The death of the bullfighter Portuguese Mario Coelho by the coronavirus

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“The Feast this mourning… is dead the matador Mario Coelho a victim of the damn virus…”, wrote Murteira Grave the profile of his twitter. It is with this farming was his debut in Sales in 1967. The bullfighter Portuguese, that stood out as a great banderillero, has died at the age of 81. Has died in the hospital of his hometown, Vila Franca de Xira, after not overcome coronavirus.

Coelho, who was born in may of 1939, he breathed the atmosphere of bullfighting since he was a child, since his father was a connoisseur of the livestock of Antonio Luis Lopes. Already at the age of sixteen, in 1956, dressed in silver. Was a part of, among others, of crews of Diamantino Vizeu, Manolo dos Santos, Viti, Francisco Corpas and Andrew Vazquez, with whom shone greatly.

In the following decade, it was presented as a novillero in Cartagena enl march 17, 1967. In may he made his debut in Madrid, with the aforementioned livestock from Murteira Grave, accompanied by Henry the Saddleback and Sánchez Bejarano. “Their moments of greatest inspiration achieved in the second third, although it was worn with the streamer,” reads the Cossío. That same summer he took the alternative in Badajoz , from the hands of Julio Aparicio and in the presence of the Piraeus. The bull of the ceremony was called “the Farmer”, of Sanchez Rico. The confirmed may 14, 1980, with bulls Cortijoliva , and of the hands of Frascuelo, in a poster which formed part rejón Angel Peralta and Joao Moura. After banderillear, he was forced to give back the ring, as he recalls “Applause”.

she Starred in a fact unheard of in the plaza Portuguese Many do Ribatejo, where it killed a bull, in the presence of Capes and Ojeda, and earning the two ears and the tail of the “Corisco”.