Tina Galindo dead Daniela Romo
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MIAMI - The Latino arts community is in mourning. Tina Galindo, a highly successful Mexican producer known for her close relationship with singer and actress Daniela Romo, died suddenly in Mexico City. She was 78 years old.

According to entertainment journalist María Luisa Valdés Doria, Galindo passed from COVID-19 complications. The news was confirmed by her longtime publicist and friend, Danna Vásquez, who posted an official statement about her death on social media.

"At this time of grief, we would like to express our appreciation for all the demonstrations of love and support we have received from family and close friends. In honoring Tina's wishes, we would like to ask that you respect her privacy and that of the family at this difficult time. Please do not speculate or spread misinformation about her passing," said the text.

Who was Tina Galindo

Galindo first ventured into the national entertainment industry in 1972 with the theatrical production of "The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds." Her meeting with Daniela Romo in 1982 marked the beginning of a collaborative journey in the singer's artistic career, leading them to tour the country together with Romo's musical shows.

In parallel to her work with Romo, Galindo was appointed as the 'Director of Televiteatros and Promovisión Mexicana' and later served as the 'Vice President of Artistic and Musical Representations' at Grupo Televisa.

Her notable theater productions include "Mamma Mia", "The Dragonfly", "Festen", "The Good Canary", "Cabaret", "One Eve and Two Fools", "The Sound of Music", "Annie", "All About My Mother", "Sinister Games", "Cock", "Swimming with Sharks", "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", and "Hello Dolly!"

Daniela Romo and Tina Galindo

Romo was the first artist that Galindo ever managed. Their relationship stayed close for more than four decades. While the Mexican entertainment world swirled with rumors of a romance between them, neither of them ever adressed the issue.

However, a year ago, Romo opened up about her personal and professional relationship with Galindo: "She was with me throughout my cancer and has been with me for 44 years. We have lived life together, and she is incredibly important to me."

In 2020, after a serious car accident, Galindo stayed mostly out of the public eye, but Daniela Romo was reportedly always by her side, providing updates on her condition.

Mexico's entertainment community mourns Tina Galindo

Famous celebrities like Chantal Andere, Andrea Legarreta, and Paquita la del Barrio, among many others, have lamented Galindo's death.

Andere, who chose Galindo as godmother for her daughter Natalia, revealed that she saw her hours before her death. "I was with her, and she was able to hear, I hope, the things I said to her. How much I loved her, how much I admired her, and how much I thanked her for how loving she had been to my daughter since day one of meeting her, since she was born 14 years ago. And I hope she is now resting as she deserves," she said.

"She was a very hard-working woman, very hard-working, very professional, who was passionate about art and who was a great woman," said telenovela actress Ana Martin.

"Her contribution to Mexico is invaluable and a pillar of the theater. I think that when someone like that dies, her legend really begins because it is written there with golden letters," added producer Morris Gilbert.

Many thought that Romo always sang her biggest hit, "Yo no te pido la luna," with Galindo in mind. "Yo no te pido la luna, tan solo quiero amarte, quiero ser esa locura que vibra muy dentro de ti, naaah."

RIP Tina Galindo.

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