Osvaldo Wehbe died this Thursday at the age of 63. El Turco, as the whole world of sports journalism knew him, had been hospitalized for more than two weeks because of a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). He was one of the great masters of the story and bastion of the Argentine radio.
The Turk Wehbe was admitted to the South Regional Clinic of Córdoba, your natal city. Around midnight on Sunday, July 26, she suffered a spike in her blood pressure and decompensated. He was immediately hospitalized and since then remained in intensive care with a very delicate health condition. This Thursday afternoon Cadena 3 confirmed his death at age 63.
“I inform you that the Master of Río Cuarto Osvaldo Wehbe has just left us physically, but his great stories will continue to resound forever in our ears. Rest in peace my friend and rest easy … Your stories were always worthy! « they said from their family.
Immediately, social networks were flooded with messages of condolences from his colleagues. Is that Wehbe is considered one of the best football rapporteurs, that marked a before and after in Argentine history. He stood out for his descriptions and details in the stories and with his history of the world of the ball. « The ball became the moon », is one of the many phrases that he patented in his more than 40 years of profession. « Let’s hope we were worthy », its final hose.
El Turco, who was also a criminal lawyer, started with his football stories in 1979 and he was part of different radio programs always related to sports, until the days before his hospitalization. He worked in radio Rivadavia and Continental, shared groups of I work with the historical ones José María Muñoz and Víctor Hugo Morales, and stood out for generating emotion in the listener in each story.
Turco Wehbe: San Lorenzo champion of the Copa Libertadores 2014 (Infobae)
However, it was in Cadena 3 in Córdoba where he shone. He became a radio duo with the historic sports commentator Víctor Brizuela, already deceased. San Lorenzo fan vibrated with the story of the final of the Copa Libertadores before the National of Paraguay in 2014, precisely on August 13 like today.
However, one of his most exciting stories, and that overcame all barriers, was that of Freddy Rincón to Germany in the World Cup in Italy 90. To this day, it continues to be highly remembered by the Colombian people, who consider this conquest as one of the most important in its history.
Turco Wehbe: Goal by Freddy Rincón in Colombia vs Germany World Cup Italy 1990 (Infobae)
Football clubs and colleagues: this is how Osvaldo Wehbe is fired on social networks
“He suffers from a chronic anatomical problem: his throat is connected to his heart and vice versa. His true vocation is to excite, to reach the depths of our sensitivity with the excuse of telling us a simple football match «
From his partner Jorge Parodi.
RIP, Turkish Wehbe. pic.twitter.com/RBsVhmE3Ix
– VarskySports (@VarskySports) August 13, 2020
Your passionate story in our magical afternoon made you one of the Banfileña Family. Today we bid you farewell with sadness and great emotion. You will be able to relate Garrafa in the sky, dear Osvaldo « Turco » Wehbe! We ask for peace and comfort for your family and friends. Until forever. pic.twitter.com/b89TCkJmjS
– Club A. Banfield (from 🏠) (@CAB_oficial) August 13, 2020
Today we have to say goodbye with deep pain to @OsvaldoWehbe, one of the most prominent sports journalists from Córdoba and the country. RIP, Turkish. Your stories will forever be in the soul of all fans. pic.twitter.com/yvcQbq6m8k
– Belgrano (from ☠🏠) (@Belgrano) August 13, 2020
Such a professional and excellent person, we share many moments of our early careers on Radio Rivadavia, today the Turkish Osvaldo Whebbe left for heaven, an inescapable reference in journalism https://t.co/hfOXtX7aiM they will miss your dear Turkish stories.QEPD😢 😩
– Walter Nelson Meloni (@ WalterNelson50) August 13, 2020
Shit news. Dear Turk Wehbe died.
Why do the good guys always leave? pic.twitter.com/TqMDvI4w84
– Diego Borinsky (@diegoborinsky) August 13, 2020
He was one of the best storytellers in history. Victor Hugo at his peak said that in Río Cuarto there was one better than him, and that that was the Turco Wehbe. How young he left us. How sad.
– Alejo Rivera (@AlejoERivera) August 13, 2020
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