Eduardo Salim Sad, a 67-year-old journalist, died of coronavirus.
The journalist and announcer Eduardo Salim Sad, who served for 23 years as a journalist for Public Television, died this Tuesday at the Finochietto sanatorium in the Federal Capital, where he was hospitalized for coronavirus. This was confirmed to Télam by spokespersons close to the family and the public channel in a press release posted on its website. Salim Sad – also affectionately known as “El Turco” in the press union – died this morning a victim of Covid-19, after testing positive two weeks ago.
El Turco, as everyone knew him in his long professional career in radio and television, I was 67 years old, had retired in 2020 and contracted Covid-19 just two weeks ago, despite maintaining the care that he had maintained due to having a prevalent disease, reported Public TV. Father of two daughters (Leyla and Yamila) and fan of the Independiente de Avellaneda club, he led the Arab community program for five years “From the cistern.”
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The news caused regret among colleagues and colleagues until a few months ago on Public TV, who expressed their pain with a post on social networks. The channel itself, in its official accounts, also fired Salim Sad with pain, editing a video with some work as a chronicler on the news of Channel 7.
In addition, Salim Sad served in various roles within the communication area, including, journalist and announcer of Public TV, co-founder of the Crónica TV signal, a sports commercial announcer and worked on several radio stations, including Continental 590 and Radio Buenos Aires. Among his colleagues in the press, he was remembered as “Passionate about his work, and in solidarity with the injustices and suffering of the other”.
In addition to work as a professional in the media, the Turk had other jobs. It was bus driver, taxi driver and butcherHe was an astrologer – his great passion as journalist Cecilia Laratro remembers it on the networks -, was linked to the theater and, in addition to studying acting, she was a member of the staff of emblematic works such as Hair and collaborated with actresses such as Mirta Busnelli and Valeria Lynch.
Salim Sad’s family suffered another loss in 2014 when the niece and her mother died after a bombing of Israel, on July 22, collapse your home, as reported by the Turk himself on channel 360 °.