Journalist Antonio Franco, founder of ‘El Periódico’ dies

Journalist Antonio Franco Estadella, founder of The newspaper He died this Saturday from cancer that he had suffered for 10 years, according to advanced The newspaper.

Antonio Franco (Barcelona, ​​1947) was ethe first director from El Periódico de Catalunya, a position he held from 1978 to 1982. His professional career has been recognized, among other distinctions, with the Creu de Sant Jordi in 2006 and with an Antonio Asensio Prize for Journalism, awarded by Grupo Zeta, in 2007. At present he collaborated as political and current affairs commentator with various media.

The condolences in the networks have been happening since the news has been known, among them that of Pedro Sánchez:

Journalists like Antonio Papell, Sergi Mas and many more, as well as politicians like Iceta and Sánchez himself, mourn their loss:

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