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Colombia: The ‘Bride of Barranquilla’ Dies

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Arts & Culture, Citizen Media

Singer and composer Esther Forero [1] [es] passed away on June 3 after being admitted to the hospital on May 11 [2] [es]. She was known as the “bride of Barranquilla [3]” because of her contribution to the city's carnival [4]. Twitter users quickly reacted to the news and shared their condolences with the hashtags #Esthercita [5] and #esthercitaforero [6].