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Ricardo Fort

Ricardo Fort
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Ricardo Fort in 2009.
Born
Ricardo Aníbal Fort Campa

(1968-11-05)5 November 1968
Died25 November 2013(2013-11-25) (aged 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
NationalityArgentine
Other namesRicky
Comandante (Commander)
OccupationEntrepreneur, television director
Years active2008–2012
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Partner(s)Violeta Lo Re (2009)
Virginia Gallardo (2009–2010)
Erika Mitdank (2010)
Claudia Ciardone (2010–2012)
Children2

Ricardo Aníbal Fort Campa (5 November 1968 − 25 November 2013[1]) was an Argentine socialite, entrepreneur and television director. Although his career lasted only four years, Fort was one of the most popular personalities in his country.[2]

Early life

The Felfort confectionery company was founded in 1912 in Buenos Aires by Fort's grandfather, Felipe Fort, and soon became one of the top confectionery companies in Argentina.[3] Ricardo's father, Carlos Augusto Fort, took control of the company after Felipe's death in 1969. Ricardo Fort developed a close relationship with his mother, the opera singer Marta Campa.[4]

Businesses

Fort developed businesses in the textile industry and in modeling, as well as owned the Fortmen clothing line.[5]

Theater

Year Production
2010 Fortuna
2011 Fortuna 2
2012 Mi novio, mi novia y yo
2013 Fort con caviar

Television

In 2009, Fort participated in the reality series El musical de tus sueños.[citation needed]

In 2010, Fort was selected to be one of the judges of the seventh season of Bailando por un Sueño 2010.[citation needed]

In 2011 he worked in the theatrical production Fortuna 2.[6][7]

Year Program Channel Role
2009 El musical de tus sueños Canal Trece Himself
2009 Showmatch, El musical de tus sueños Canal Trece Participant
2010 Showmatch, Bailando por un sueño 2010 Canal Trece Judge
2012 Fort Night Show América TV Conductor

Music

Fort released a single called No volverás early in his career.

Personal life

In 2010, Fort revealed in an interview on the talk show Tienen la Palabra that his twin children Felipe and Marta were born of a surrogate mother found through the auspices of a company in California.[8]

He was openly bisexual.[9]

Death

Fort died on 25 November 2013 in a Buenos Aires clinic, due to cardiac arrest following a gastrointestinal bleeding. He was being treated for a knee injury he suffered a few months before. He was 45 years old. Just days before, he had also suffered a femoral fracture in Miami, Florida.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Eccentric actor, businessman Ricardo Fort dies at 45". Buenos Aires Herald. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Ricardo Fort influential personality 2009 - 20013".
  3. ^ "Felfort, El Imperio de Ricardo Fort (Spanish)". diarioshow.com. 26 November 2009. Archived from the original on 28 April 2011. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  4. ^ Marta Fort rompió el silencio: "He perdido lo más hermoso de mi vida" BASTA CHICOS, La Nación, 25 November 2013 (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Ricardo Fort presentó su fragancia masculina "Fortmen" | Espectáculos". Aquishow. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  6. ^ "Ensayo de "Fortuna 2", el musical de Ricardo Fort". Exitoina. 4 January 2011. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Fortuna 2". Ciudad.com. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  8. ^ "Ricardo Fort: Mis hijos son los más felices del mundo (Spanish)". Dia a Dia. 8 December 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  9. ^ "Fort: "Me acosté con hombres cuando era joven"". 15 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2012.
  10. ^ Habló la cuñada de Fort: "La causa de la muerte fue una hemorragia digestiva" Clarín, 25 November 2013 (in Spanish)

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