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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Enrique Rosich


"El Gordo" Enrique Rosich, the organizer of the Milonga de los Consagrados died today alone at his home. He was one of the oldest milonga organizers in Buenos Aires, and he made his milonga the very best. His son will continue to keep us dancing on Saturday afternoons at the Region Leonesa.

The Velatorio will be tomorrow, Monday, February 9, from 8-10 a.m. at Maximo Paz 501, Lanus Oeste, Provincia de Buenos Aires

Gordo, que descans en paz.

13 comments:

n a n c y said...

Please convey my condolences to his friends and family. He always treated me as a long lost friend. Saturdays won't be the same, will they?

Johanna said...

Oh Cherie, this is so sad. I had a dream about Enrique the other day and he has been on my mind for about a week. Though I only met him a few times, he remembered me every time, welcoming me like a long-lost sister. He ALWAYS made sure the best dancers gave me the cabeceo, introduced me to his friends, and made me feel like the belle of the ball. Nancy is right: Saturdays will never be the same.

Please convey my respects as well.

Vera said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend...I know that Los Consagrados was the night with 'your table' filled with friends & students from all over the world...The partabout his passing "alone"...got to me. I hope he knew he made it possible for so many "solas" to hear wonderful music and be held & danced in a close embrace on a night that is usually frequented by couples at other Saturday night venues.

Karla Freeman said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your amigo in the world of tango.
I always had a good time at his milonga and he even helped celebrate my birthday.

Paula Gal said...

I am very very sad for that.
Enrique was a great person.
I dont know what to say.

Eleanor Alex said...

DEAR CHERIE AND RUBEN

I AM DEVASTATED AT THE DEATH OF ENRIQUE.

I SPOKE TO HIM ON SATURDAY....HE TOLD ME THAT HE HAD DIABETES, INJECTED HIMSELF AND TOOK CARE ABOUT HIS DIET IN ORDER NOT TO LOSE A LIMB..


I THINK HE WAS RATHER SAD AND EMBRACED ME WARMLY. I ALWAYS HAD A SOFT SPOT FOR HIM, HE ALWAYS TREATED ME SO WELL.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT HAPPENED TODAY.

I AM SO INCREDIBLY SAD....AS PERHAPS I COULD HAVE EVEN SPOKEN TO HIM FOR LONGER ALTHOUGH I DID GO UP TO HIM AGAIN AND TOLD HIM THAT I KNOW SEVERAL DIABETICS NON OF WHICH HAS HAD A LIMB AMPUTATED BAR THE ONE WE WERE SPEAKING ABOUT AT THE TIME.

I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!

BESOS ELEANOR

I AM SO SORRY YOU HAVE HAD GOOD REASON TO PASS ON THIS TERRIBLE NEWS.

Paul Akmajian said...

So sorry to hear, Cherie! We were at La Milonguita last night and they observed a minute of silence...

Sallycat said...

Oh Cherie.
I am very sorry to hear this. His milonga has had such a warm and welcoming atmosphere which I am sure was because of him.
SC

Dvora Kanegis said...

Sorry to hear about Enrique's passing. I know how close the community is. My thoughts are with you.

Don Bridges said...

Cherie and Ruben, Thanks for letting me know of this unfortunate incident. I had heard of his passing but it was in Spanish and I did not know if I understood. God bless him, he did a very good job to make everyone feel welcome. besos Don

Elizabeth said...

So Sorry Cherie. He created a great place.

Holly said...

How sad. I am sorry your dear friend is gone.

Eduardo said...

Massive loss...I can still hear him from across the dance floor "Eh Gaita..." and telling me to keep my chin up and chest out...to walk properly and not to even think about doing anything other than "ochos". Couple of years later back in BA, one of the old boys at La Ideal got up and walked across from the other side of the floor to ask me where I'd learned to walk like that! It was Enrique...el de la Milonga de los Consagrados...
"Vos camina y dejate de bobadas" he would say pointing a me. He was so right.