17 September 2014 – Uruguay mourns death of actress China Zorrilla

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Uruguayan actress Concepción Zorrilla de San Martín, better known as China Zorrilla, died at the age of 92 in the capital, Montevideo. Zorilla was considered one of the most accomplished actresses of South America and spent most of her career in Uruguay and Argentina.

The granddaughter of the famous poet Juan Luis Zorrilla de San Martín had been suffering for years from a chronic lung ailment. According to her family, she was admitted to a Montevideo hospital on 14 September with pneumonia.