The politician died in Spain (Instagram/@gerislasm)
After noon on February 2, the news broke that the politician Gerardo Islas Maldonado died at the age of 39, while on a trip to Spain due to a sudden heart attack; However, in the middle of the news, a video emerged in which the man from Puebla had expressed his feelings about his death.
Gerardo Islas Maldonado died at the age of 39, former president of Fuerza por México and ex-husband of Sherlyn
Although it has not yet been officially confirmed, a sudden heart attack caused the death of the politician while he was in Spain
It was the journalist Alberto Tavira who recalled an interview —in the space What would Freud say— that he conducted with the former local official in 2015 about many aspects of his life, where one of the questions referred to his feelings about his death or if there had been thought at that time at his, then, 31 years of age.
Without hesitating, the politician mentioned the moment his paternal grandmother Concepción Hernández Martínez died and how this had impacted his development as a person, specifically how he wanted to be remembered in posterity, implying that this episode had marked him strongly.
—Have you thought about your DEATH? -I asked GERARDO ISLAS at the end of this interview that I did for my internet program “What would Freud say”, in May 2015.
This was answered by the politician who has died at 39 years of age. pic.twitter.com/osrnrCv2em
– Alberto Tavira (@betotavira) February 2, 2023
In many moments of the interview, Islas Maldonado mentioned the impact of her grandmother on her life; However, when questioned about his own and hypothetical death, the former local deputy emphasized his desire that the people around him have good memories of him and that they be shared in his memory.
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And it is that the fact that the funeral of his relative had been in a large room, in addition to being filled with people and flowers, marked his idea that a person had to leave the earthly plane having left a good memory in those around him.
“Yes (I have thought about death) and this interview has been taken away by the memory of my grandmother, when she died it was the largest room in the place where they were watching her and when we saw it, they handed us the box, the place was huge and I said, ‘Will it fill up?’ Two hours will have passed when the first to arrive were the flowers, it was an impressive place, there was not room for even one more flower, one more crown and then all the people with many memories began to arrive and that is how I want to end my life.” he explained in 2015.
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Sayings that, after the announcement of the death, came true by some of his most public friends, such is the case of the former governor of Chiapas, Manuel Velasco, who shared a message on his social networks accompanied by a photograph of both where he referred to his friendship of “many years”.
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“It is with pain and sadness that I receive the news of the unexpected death of my friend Gerardo Islas @gerislas, to whom I was joined not only by a friendship of many years, but also by the conviction to fight for a better Mexico. My condolences to his family, whom we accompany with a supportive hug ”, could be read on the senator’s official Twitter.
Her friend Silvia Argüello, former councilor of Puebla, expressed herself in the same way, who regretted the death of her friend, for which she sent condolences to her family: “It is with great sadness that I regret the sensitive death of my friend Gerardo Islas Maldonado. A lot of strength in these difficult moments for your loved ones.
Gerardo Islas Maldonado was remembered by his friends (Twitter/@SilviaArguello_)
Not only his friends had those memories that he asked for, but also those people who knew him as a co-worker. Such was the case of former local legislator Rocío García Olmedo, who she said that she had known him since Gerardo was a child, but that they were fortunate to coincide in the legislative field, for which she said she was affected by the news. .
“I am shocked by the very sad news of the death of Gerardo Islas Maldonado (@gerislas). I knew him as a child and later we met as fellow Legislature members at @CongresoPue. I have very nice memories of him, my most sincere condolences to his families. RIP”