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Remembering ‘Don Beto’ Gómez Rodriguez and his remarkable life

The renowned historian and tour guide José Humberto Gómez Rodriguez passed away from undisclosed causes. He was 87. 

Yucatán’s symphonic orchestra first violinist Leonel Armenta dies

The death of first violinist, Leonel Armenta, has shaken the OSY after what has already been an terrible month for the state symphony.

Yucatán mourns the passing of its greatest Carnaval King

The passing of Marcelo Sanguinetti — the Carnaval King best known as Jacarandoso I — was announced on social media by family members. He was 74.

Remembering DG Heath, who embraced living and writing in Mérida

David Heath, for whom I had the pleasure of shepherding his numerous late-in-life books, died this week.  He was 79 years old and ailing, yet...

Beloved Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer dies from COVID-19

The Mexican-Argentinian singer Diego Verdaguer, 70, died Thursday night in Los Angeles, California, after losing his battle with COVID-19.

Vicente Fernandez — a Mexican Charro like no other

For decades Vicente Fernandez has been recognized as the most popular vocal artist in Mexico, and indeed all of Latin America

Peter Dow Clain, 72, loved Mérida until the end

Peter Dow Clain passed away in his beloved Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico home on Dec. 4 after valiantly enduring a long illness at the age...

Merida native Jorge Camara, 84, was Hollywood Foreign Press Association president

A Merida native who was president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association died Friday after a long battle with cancer. The veteran film critic...

Merida artist James Brown and wife die in car crash

James Brown, a Merida artist who rose to fame in New York's 1980s art scene, has died suddenly at age 68.

‘True Grit’ and ‘Gringos’ novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

Novelist Charles Portis, best known his bloody Western "True Grit," but who also depicted a seedy expat world in Merida, died Monday at age...

Obituary reveals Merida-based blogger died from asthma attack

The mystery was lifted over a popular Merida blogger's death when her hometown obituary was published. Rachel Ann Jones, just a month short of...

Obituary: Richard A. MacLennan; loved Merida and Mayan culture

Richard A. MacLennan, much beloved husband and father, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours on January 27, 2019 at Yale New Haven Hospital. He was 74.

Grant Spradling, 1929-2019

Author and longtime Merida expat Grant Spradling died at 89 after a series of recent health challenges.

William A. Galt, 1929-2018; health food pioneer and peace activist

William A. "Bill" Galt, a health food pioneer, philanthropist and peace activist, died Aug. 2. He was 89.

David Sterling, cooking school founder and author of 2 epic tomes...

Tributes are pouring in on the news of the passing of David Sterling, the author, designer and chef-owner of the Los Dos cooking school.
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