Argentine Journalist Dies During Endoscopy: Reports

February 7, 2018 Updated: February 7, 2018

Argentine journalist and legislator Débora Pérez Volpin died on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, after going into cardiac arrest during an endoscopy, according to local reports.

The journalist suffered from severe stomach pains and was admitted to Trinity Medical Center Palermo on Sunday night, La Nacion reported. She was 50 years old.

A doctor recommended her to have an endoscopy, but she went into cardiac arrest during the procedure and died.

According to Teleshow, she went into cardiac arrest after complications with anesthesia.

Born in Buenos Aires, she was a familiar face on Argentine media, and worked for TN and El Trece, Clarín reported. She hosted the popular morning show “Arriba Argentinos.”

Journalist María Laura Santillán described her death as “a catastrophe” on Canal 13. She said it was “very sad news, sad for all of us.”

Pérez Volpin‘s first role in the media industry was a producer at Radio Belgrano, while she studied Social Communication at the National Buenos Aires.

According to Le Nacion, she resigned from journalism in 2017 to follow a career in politics. Last October, she was elected to become a Buenos Aires legislator, and was sworn in last December.

She was married to the sports journalist Enrique Sacco, and had two children, Agustín and Luna, from a previous marriage.

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