The man who broadcast Europe’s favourite TV show almost 20 times for Spain, died yesterday at the age of 75, after suffering a stroke. Wednesday morning he was hospitalized as he suffered a cerebral stroke, and after several days in the intensive unit care, he passed away.
Jose Luís was born in Ávila, in 1936, and in 1958 he began working at the Spanish Television station (RTVE). His first Eurovision Song Contest broadcast came in 1969, where Spain was one of winners, with ‘Vivo Cantando’ by Salomé. Two years ago, he was invited by RTVE to broadcast the 2010 edition after 7 years, when Algo Pequeñito became the winner of the national final, and so on, he did it. The Spanish fans used to call him ‘The Voice of Eurovision’. Besides involvement in the contest, Uribarri was also was member of several juries at Spanish national finals.
We want to wish the family of Jose Luís Uribarri our condolences.