Walter Mercado, a man born while the sun was in Pisces and who became an iconic astrologer in Latin America and the U.S., has died in his native Puerto Rico.
A family spokesman confirmed Mercado’s death at Hospital Auxilio Mutuo in San Juan, where he was being treated after two weeks of renal failure. Mercado was 87.
From an extravagant living room surrounded by books and candlelight, Mercado delivered intricate horoscopes, which he turned into an art form for millions of Spanish-speaking households over decades. He crossed cultural and national boundaries with his predictions of romance and his cautions to heed warnings against evil intentions.
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