The Minister of Culture highlights that “a myth of song, cinema and theater” is lost. The president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, He has said that “Concha Velasco is the history of Spain” and has considered her “great among the greats.”
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“Brave, committed and a reference for our culture in capital letters: cinema, theater, music, television. All my love for her family and friends,” the president wrote.
Likewise, Sánchez, upon leaving the funeral chapel at the Teatro de La Latina, highlighted the commitment and work of the actress. “Constant example, talent and commitment. Not only commitment to art and culture, but also to Spain.”
Furthermore, the executive leader has referred to the younger generations, perhaps further removed from the figure of Concha Velasco, and has stated that “television, culture, art, theater and cinema could not be understood without the contribution of Concha Velasco”. “I have come to say goodbye to her,” he continued, “but she will always keep her legacy with us.”
The leader of the opposition and president of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo He has also dedicated a few words on his X account: “Today we say goodbye to Concha Velasco, an artist with capital letters who dedicated her life to cinema, theater and television.” And she has sent her condolences to her family and “to the world of show business.”
The Government has also dedicated a few words to the 'yeyé girl', the first vice president and minister of Economy, Commerce and Business, Nadia Calvino, called her “a very dear friend” and said that she was a “magnificent film, theater and television artist.” She has also said that she is part of collective history and Spain will always have her “in its memory and in its heart.”
The second vice president and minister of Labor and Social Economy has also spoken on the social network, Yolanda Diaz, who has said that the actress leaves behind a “very important” part of the history of Spanish cinema, television and the lives of Spaniards. “Concha Velasco, a brilliant woman, who always made our country better,” she has written.
The Minister of Culture, Ernest Urtasun, has stressed that “with Concha Velasco we lose a myth of song, cinema and theater in our country.”
“She managed to be a true star without giving up simplicity, audacity, talent and the immense affection of the public. Today our goodbye will be the first step to always remember her,” the minister highlighted.
For her part, the Minister of Education and Government spokesperson, Pilar Alegría, has expressed her sadness at the death of Concha Velasco: “Today we all talk about you in Spain, we remember you and we thank you for the many wonderful moments you have given us.” .
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayusoand the mayor of the capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, They have mourned the loss of the actress Concha Velasco, whose artistic and also human figure they have highlighted.
“We Spaniards lose a great actress, singer, presenter… a great person very loved and admired by everyone: Concha Velasco. Sick in her last years, she always kept her genius and humor intact,” the president of the Community published on their social networks accompanying their message with a photo with the actress.
For his part, Martínez-Almeida has highlighted that his death leaves “the emptiest stages” and has announced, after sending his condolences to family and friends, that the city will “pay tribute” to him.
“The death of Concha Velasco leaves the stages emptier. Madrileña de Valladolid, Gold Medalist of our city, who will continue to move us with the legacy of her work,” the councilor has published in X.