Miami.- Este jueves murió de embolia pulmonar el hombre detrás del ron más famoso de Haití según el Miami Herald, murió mientras manejaban camino al hospital en Jacmel.
The man behind Haiti’s best-known export and most famous rum, Rhum Barbancourt, has died. He was 65.
Thierry Gardère died Wednesday in Port-au-Prince after complaining that he didn’t feel well and had trouble breathing, assistant William Eliacin confirmed to the Miami Herald. He said the cause of death was a pulmonary embolism.
“He had driven from Jacmel in his car and arrived home at 11 a.m.,” Eliacin said. “He died en route to the hospital.”
Gardère’s great-great uncle, Dupré Barbancourt, who moved to Haiti from France, founded the company in the same year — 1862 — that the United States finally recognized Haiti. The country had been shunned because of its successful slave revolt.
“They are now on the fourth generation,” Eliacin said. “It’s a big loss. Huge.”
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