THE FORMER Vice President of Spain, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, has died today at the age of 67 at Madrid’s Puerta de Hierro hospital.
Rubalcaba was taken to hospital after having suffered from a stroke at his home in Majadahonda on Wednesday May 8.
The current Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has described Rubalcaba as a “man of the state and socialist that committed and dedicated his life to serving his country. The end of ETA and major social progress bears his signature”.
He continued: “Thank you, Alfredo. Everyone, Spain and PSOE, will always be in debt to you. My love to Pilar, family and friends”.
PSOE wrote: “Our companion Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has just left us. We are speechless and broken with pain. A good and brilliant man is leaving us. A man of the State who has worked towards peace and well-being of all is leaving us. Thank you, Alfredo, and until forever”.
Alberto Rivera and the Royal House have also said goodbye with heartfelt messages.
The funeral of Rubalcaba will be held at the Congress of Deputies starting at 8:30pm tonight.