Deaths in solitude in the Arrixaca

“Mr. director of the Virgen de la Arrixaca Hospital, I have not slept for two days because I have been in mourning, but although I can barely stand, I feel obliged to write a few lines and let go of my anger. To fall asleep.

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The reason why they painted corpses dancing in the Middle Ages

Since the thirteenth century, after an epidemic that spread throughout Europe, artists, clerics and philosophers realized that death claimed a personality of its own, a body and a character that reminded us of human weakness before nature. Mortuary art has taught us that, faced with the fear of not knowing…

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The reason why they painted corpses dancing in the Middle Ages

Since the thirteenth century, after an epidemic that spread throughout Europe, artists, clerics and philosophers realized that death claimed a personality of its own, a body and a character that reminded us of human weakness before nature. Mortuary art has taught us that, faced with the fear of not knowing…

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The reason why they painted corpses dancing in the Middle Ages

Since the thirteenth century, after an epidemic that spread throughout Europe, artists, clerics and philosophers realized that death claimed a personality of its own, a body and a character that reminded us of human weakness before nature. Mortuary art has taught us that, faced with the fear of not knowing…

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The reason why they painted corpses dancing in the Middle Ages

Since the thirteenth century, after an epidemic that spread throughout Europe, artists, clerics and philosophers realized that death claimed a personality of its own, a body and a character that reminded us of human weakness before nature. Mortuary art has taught us that, faced with the fear of not knowing…

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Fidel Castro’s eldest son dies after a severe depression

The first-born of the late Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro, Fidel Castro Díaz-Balart, 69, died Thursday in Havana, apparently by suicide, reported the state television of the island. The deceased, a nuclear physicist, was a scientific advisor to the Council of State of Cuba, the highest governing body of the island,…

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The probability of dying in a given year explained in a graph

The graph shows the well-known effect that mortality in the first year of birth is relatively high – almost as much as for adults aged 54-55 years – and decreases little by little until 11-13 years of age. This is because the moment of birth is critical – and formerly…

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Bribery attempt to silence the case Botín

They want me out and far away. For what? Could I appear dead in my house by overdose of barbiturates after a while? Could you suffer an accident on one of the roads that surround the beautiful Costa Rican cliffs? …

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And the unpresentable headline of the year goes to …

… Metro Newspaper, from Mexico, which in a show of wit picks up with this headline the death of Dolores O’Riordan, singer of The Cranberries: “He’s already a zombie” , an unfortunate nod to one of the most famous songs of the Irish band: ‘Zombie’, which O’Riordan herself wrote in…

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Diseases and death of Mozart and his relationship with Salieri

Mozart, the greatest genius in the history of music, spent his childhood and adolescence on tour giving recitals for kings, episcopal clergy and aristocrats. In life he enjoyed some fame and moderate success but he wasted so much that he spent his last days with economic difficulties. He received a…

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The former vice president of Bankia Francisco Pons dies at 75

The mortal remains of the Valencian businessman are in the funeral home and his funeral will be held this Saturday at 4.30 pm in his hometown. Pons was president of Caixa Popular, vice president of BFA and Bankia and member of the territorial councils of Telefónica and Iberdrola. In 2012…

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John Young dies, the astronaut who was most active

John W. Young, the astronaut who spent most of his time working for NASA, has died, according to Twitter colleagues such as Scott Kelly and Terry Virts. For now the causes of his death are unknown, since the American space agency has not yet made the event public. Young was…

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