According to CNN, Delia Fiallo, writer and screenwriter of soap operas such as Esmeralda and El Privilegio de Amar, died at the age of 96 on Tuesday in Coral Gables, the city near Miami-Dade where she lived. The cause of her death has not been disclosed yet.
Fiallo’s work is most associated with contemporary romance. She wrote more than forty works which were adapted throughout the continents. According to Deadline, her most popular original works are Cristal, Esmeralda, La Zulianita, María del Mar, Lucecita, La señorita Elena, Tu Mundo y el mío, Kassandra, Una muchaha llamada Milagros, Guadalupe, Marielena, Leonela and Monte calvario.
The caregiver told the Associated Press that Fiallo “asked to be quoted only by her first name,” and “died at her home surrounded by her children.”
Fiallo married radio director Bernardo Pascual in 1952, and they were married for sixty-seven years until his death in 2019. Together, Fiallo and Pascual had five children and thirteen grandchildren.
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