María de Lourdes past
away 10 years ago...
November 6, 2007, it was exactly 10 years ago that family, friends,
fans and admirors of María de Lourdes were startled by the
news that the Mexican singer had died on Schiphol
unexpectedly as she was preparing to return to her
homeland after a succesfull
concerttour through the Netherlands.
The consternation as well in Mexico as in the Netherlands
was great. How painful became the lyrics of the song “México
lindo y querido”, which she sang so many times herself:
“Beautiful, dear Mexico, when I die away far from you, let
them say that I fell asleep and bring me back to you…..””
Only a few days later the funeral ceremony took place in
Mexico-City. At the basilca of the dark Madonna of Guadalupe
a wake was held at her coffin and a mass was served on her
behalf. After that the funeral procession left for the Plaza
Garibaldi, the square of the Mariachi-musicians, where
family, inhabitants, artists and hundreds of Mariachis
brought their last honours to their ambassador of the
Mexican song. Together they sang “Cruz de Olvido” as a last farewell, there was sincere sorrow and
there were tears with the many who had loved this warm and
heartfull woman. After that she was burried in the
familygrave at the Panteón Jardin.
weeks later in Mexico, on Plaza Garibaldi, the statue of
María de Lourdes was unveiled.
She had awaited this moment eagerly, but had to miss the
The Foundation María de Lourdes, the voice of Mexico, wanted
to stand still a special moment 10 years after the passing
away of the Ambassador of the Mexican song. In Mexico a
special homage will be held for her and the Mexican
television will memorize her with a special broadcast.
During the past 10 years fanclubs, our foundation, Carolina
de Holanda and a few people in Mexico devoted themselves to
keep the memory of María de Lourdes alive in prolonging her
work for the Mexican music, but still we will miss her...…
Viva María de
Lourdes, we will never forget you!