Ernesto Sabato: The last goodbye to a great writer of the twentieth century
May 1, 2011
Ernesto Sabato, who died yesterday at age 99 in the locality of Santos Lugares where he lived his last 50 years, was escorted to his final resting place by his family, friends, neighbors and personalities of culture and policy, in the private cemetery in the neighborhood of Malvinas Argentinas.
The president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, the Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of Spain sent flowers.
Letter from the son of Ernesto Sabato
A few hours ago my father died. I know you all share the sadness we feel in the family. Because my father did not only belong to us. With pride, with joy, we know that we share with many people who wanted and needed him as much as we do. From five in the afternoon, we will dismiss him as he ever wanted, in the club in his neighborhood, Defensores de Santos Lugares.