Obituary: Singer, Actor & Magazine Editor María Adela Estévez Campos Dies at 58 from COVID-19

By Nicolas Quiroga

María Adela Estévez Campos, a lyric singer, actor, and editor of “Diario Lírico,” died on March 17, 2021 after losing a 4-month battle wth COVID-19, further complicated by her underlying rheumatoid arthritis. She was 58-years-old.

Estévez began her musical studies at the conservatory in her hometown of A Coruña, Spain and there she began her acting career as a voice actor, dubbing characters such as Pinocchio and the Wise Smurf. She then did a degree in Dramatic Arts at RESAD, Madrid and also studied journalism at URJC in Madrid.

She studies at the Higher School of Singing in Madrid where she would eventually become a Professor of Singing. She took numerous singing and acting courses in Spain and Germany and from the age of nine, she belonged to various children’s choirs. As a singer she performed both opera and zarzuela on tours throughout Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, Canada, and the Azores.

Apart from being an announcer and music teacher, she combined her professional experience and studies with that of being the director of the digital newspaper “Diario Lírico,” where she was considered a tireless worker and hilarious chronicler.

She wanted to be a lawyer, like her father and she managed to study four years of law, but she ended up dedicated to journalism.