the presenter Angel Casas, one of the most important music journalists of recent decades, has died in the early hours of this Saturday, October 1 at the age of 76. Casas suffered from calciumphylaxis, a disease that was diagnosed in 2020.
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Casas, born in Barcelona in 1946, was a pioneer in Catalonia of the television format known as ‘talk show’. In TVEwhere he developed part of his professional career, until 1983 he presented the program Music Express. He was also in charge of A day is a day (1990), in which he gained a lot of popularity for his interviews with many of the stars that shone in Hollywood at the time.
This weekly format of interviews, produced by Foxtrot for TVE, aired in the early 1990s on the first public network. It had two different stages: one, from January to June 1990, only for the public of the public channel in Catalonia; and a second, already at the national level, where it was broadcast on Thursday nights from July to January.
At the helm was the Catalan journalist as director and presenter, who was in charge of keeping a wide range of personalities from culture and communication. And it must be said that, in just one year, the cast it featured was certainly spectacular..
Focusing on the international catalog of artists, we will find a varied representation of the world film scene of the time. Richard Gere, Joan Collins, Christopher Reeve, tippi hedren, Rob Lowe, don johnson, Martin Sheen, Anthony Perkins, Alain Delon, Peter O’Toole, susan sullivan (Falcon Crest), Robert Englund (fully topical due to the premiere of the fifth installment of Nightmare in Elm street in Spain), Alexander Godunov (mythical villain of The jungle of crystal) Y Jeanette Rodriguezprotagonist of the soap opera Crystal. Likewise, there were sporting visits from the likes of magic johnsonwhen he was still in the elite of the NBA.
In 2020 he stopped his public activity
In the mid-1980s he worked on Catalan public television. On TV3 she had her own space, Angel Casas Showfor which he received an Antena de Oro and an Ondas Award.
The last years of his professional career were spent as director of Barcelona Televisiona position he won by public competition and in which he held between 2008 and 2014.
In 2020 he announced that he suffered from calciumphylaxisa disease for which he first had to undergo a kidney transplant, and for which both legs were later amputated.
Since little bitsthe program of La 2 that has delved into Casas’ programs so much, has referred to him as “the best music journalist on Spanish television”.