Antonio Gasset, journalist, film critic and director and presenter of the TVE space Movie days he has died in Madrid at the age of 75.
In 1994 he started as director of the program Movie days with Aitana Sánchez-Gijón as presenter of the space, which she replaced a year later, in 1995. After 12 years presenting the program, Antonio Gasset retired in December 2007 after availing himself of the RTVE employment regulation file.
His appearances on the program achieved great fame because he almost always displayed fine irony and used humorous phrases and caustic humor that delighted viewers.
Very sad with the news of the death of Antonio Gasset, the mythical presenter of @FilmDays. We still have his wit and those wonderful insights that will remain forever in our memory 👉 https://t.co/DnSuQ6lOzD #DEP pic.twitter.com/AGRyTgFW58
— Archivo RTVE (@ArchivoRTVE) September 29, 2021
From the official Twitter account of Movie days they wanted to recognize the work of Antonio Gasset as promoter, director and presenter of the television space. “Very sad with the news of the death of Antonio Gasset, the mythical presenter of Film Days. We are left with his wit and those wonderful intros that will remain forever in our memory “, they retweeted from the program’s account, echoing a tweet from the RTVE file.
The Film Academy recognized his work with the Alfonso Sánchez Communication Award in 2011. And from the Academy’s Twitter account they have echoed the news of the journalist’s death.
Actors, directors, colleagues from TVE and the profession have also wanted to remind him through social networks.
“He has left us a genius. Rest in peace Antonio. We will continue to see you” after the advertising break, “he tweeted. Carlos of Love.
– Carlos of Love (@cdelamor_) September 29, 2021
From the account of FilmAffinity they have paid tribute to the journalist: “The great Antonio Gasset, one of the professionals who has done the most for outreach and cinephilia in Spain, has passed away, thanks above all to his magnificent program ‘Film Days'”.
The great Antonio Gasset has passed away, one of the professionals who have done the most for outreach and cinephilia in Spain, thanks above all to his magnificent program “Film Days” #AntonioGasset pic.twitter.com/8sPwGECyxw
— FilmAffinity (@Filmaffinity) September 29, 2021
With his unmistakable style, Antonio Gasset did not leave anyone indifferent. When he left the show, it was clear that he had managed to create a legion of followers who he has orphaned up to two times. The first time, when he announced his retirement. And the second orphan comes with his final goodbye, with his death. A pause from which he will never return.
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