translated from Spanish: Pain over the death of sports journalist Marcelo Baffa

Pain in the world of sport over the death of journalist Marcelo Baffa. He was currently one of the drivers and voice identified of the program «El Alargue» during the early hours of La Red with Cali Fidalgo.The sports journalist, of extensive career in the radio media – he also excelled in Radio Rivadavia – was also at home when he suffered shortness of breath and decompensated. He died of cardiorespiratory arrest. As reported from his surroundings, he had some previous heart conditions.» Friends: I’m here writing this thing that I wouldn’t have wanted to write, but Marcellus just passed away. I’m going to try to do the show in his honor. My friend and partner. Cali,» he posted on social media.

Fucked up with the passing of divine companion Marcelo Baffa, who made an extraordinary duo with @edubattaglia in the #Reporter910 in @radiolared
We laughed together about this possibility because we thought it impossible. My hug to the radio sky tonight. — María Cecilia Bazán (@MCeciliaBazan)
August 14, 2020

Very difficult day for Argentine sports journalism. We’re out of Turkish Wehbe, and we’re gone, Marcelo Baffa, too. Tipazo, always ready to help, one of the best «central studios» and driver of El Alargue next to @califidalgo. QEPD. Strong Hug to Family and Friends pic.twitter.com/6Rk1hxtFLx — VarskySports (@VarskySports)
August 14, 2020

Baffa was a fan of River and the Millionaire club was among the first to express its public condolences for the deceased of those who highlighted the «close relationship with the club, as he was one of the authors of a work consisting of three books, which review all the matches played by the institution, as well as anecdotes and statistics».

On a day of deep pain, we fired Marcelo Baffa and Osvaldo Wehbe, sports journalists whom we had the honor of receiving for years at the Monumental. River Plate accompanies your families and friends at this sad time.https://t.co/4BOLQD2poH — River Plate (@RiverPlate)
August 14, 2020

The physical loss of Marcelo Baffa occurs on the same day that Osvaldo Wehbe’s death was reported at age 63. The Turk, another great exponent of Argentine radio and sports journalism, had been in hospital for more than two weeks because of a stroke. He was one of the great masters of the story.

Osvaldo Wehbe and Marcelo Baffa died today. A shitty day with ALL THE LETTERS we love journalism for. pic.twitter.com/ksaXmNpMsD — Fede Sánchez Parodi (@fsanchezparodi)
August 14, 2020

The Turk Wehbe was interned at the Regional Clinic of Sud de Córdoba, his hometown. Around midnight on Sunday, July 26, he suffered a spike in blood pressure and decompensated. He was immediately hospitalized and has since been admitted to intensive care with a very delicate health picture. This Thursday afternoon Chain 3 confirmed his death at the age of 63.

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