The church of Santa Bárbara in Madrid was the place chosen by Maria Angeles Grajal to gather at the funeral mass in memory of her husband Jaime Ostos to family and friends, their children Gabriela, Jaime, Gisela and Jacobo came. This last fruit of the marriage of the bullfighter and the doctor Grajal, who at the end of the religious liturgy thanked the many shows of affection received.
The same thing was done by María Ángeles Grajal, who still cannot process that “Jaime is not by my side”. And remember what those last days were like:
“We had such a good time in Colombia. He was the first to go out dancing, in signing up for all the dinners and lunches that our friends offered us. I stay with those days. In his ability to enjoy and live life at 90 years old.”
The mass was officiated by the parish priest of Santa Bárbara. the soprano Sworn Pillar, a great friend of the marriage, went to the church to say his last goodbye and pay homage with what she knows how to do best.
And he sang the “Salve” that moved all the attendees. There were other moments of remembrance during the religious service with the words of affection from two great friends. One was the bullfighting journalist Michael Round and other, George Fajardo, president of the Federation of Bullfighting Clubs of Madrid.
Today, Dr. Grajal, her son, her close friend Ivete Uhia, hostess in Colombia and who, together with Gitanillo de América, resolved all the complicated procedures for returning to Spain with the ashes, headed for Seville.
In the Maestranza, a return to the ring is planned as a posthumous tribute to finish in the Écija cemetery, the town where the torero.
Not only popular figures attended the mass but also former banderilleros and people who had been part of his gang such as Jose Ortega Cano who came with his wife Ana Maria Aldon and his daughter Gloria Camila, he remembered the good times he shared with Ostos:
“For me he has been an important person. I think he was one of the best bullfighters we’ve ever had.”
Also Ángel Guzmán who only has words of affection: “I was a swordsman when I was 18 years old and I was with him for many years. It is as if he were my family because he is my compadre. He was the godfather of my son Ángel who is now 44 years old. In my house I have the chapel that he gave me with the Virgen del Rocío, de la Macarena, Guadalupe, and many saints because he was very devout.”
Not only him, his friend Gypsy from America recalled those last days with Ostos: “None of us who were with him could imagine this sad ending. He was happy and enjoying himself. It was incredible to see the spirit and the joy of living that he had.”
This Wednesday the church of Santa Bárbara brought together all those who shared both their professional and personal lives: Norma Duval, Juan Peña, Rappel and Paloma Segrelles, Miguel Abellán, Mustache Arrocet and Father Ángel, among many others. Rest in peace.
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