Breaking: Maria Barroso passes away

Breaking: Maria Barroso passes away

The news of the death of former first lady, Maria Barroso has sent some of the country’s highest officials into a state of mourning.

She had been in a coma at Cruz Vermelha Hospital in Lisbon for almost two weeks before passing away this morning. During her stay at the hospital, her husband, Mário Soares, was seen visiting her on a daily basis.

Her coma was caused by a massive brain haemorrhage, which she sustained after a fall at her home on 25 June. Since then, the 90-year-olds condition was described as “irreversible”.

“Maria Barroso was a cultured and cause-driven woman, and stood out as a fighter for liberty and democracy before and after the April 25 Revolution (of 1974). Her love for her country and her dedication to her family are an example to all Portuguese, who today truly grieve the loss of an exemplary personality of our time,” said Portuguese President, Cavaco Silva.

Her funeral will take place tomorrow at 10 am in Lisbon.

Check out: Portugalresident