Alejandro Lequio García passed away today, 13 May, at the Hospital Quirón in Barcelona. Alejandro, also known as “Álex,” had been ill with cancer since 2018. He was twenty-seven years-old.

Álex was born on 23 June 1992 as the only child of Alessandro Lecquio di Assaba y Torlonia (b.1960) and Ana Obregón (b.1955). Álex’s mother Ana is a well-known Spanish actress and television presenter.

Álex’s paternal grandparents were Count Clemente Lecquio di Assaba (1925-1971) and Alessandra “Sandra” Torlonia di Civitella-Cesi (1936-2014), whose mother was Infanta Beatriz of Spain (1909-2002), a daughter of King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Queen Victoria Eugenia, who was born a Princess of Battenberg. Álex had two siblings: an older brother Clemente (b.1988) and a younger sister Ginerva (b.2016). 

Alex had two main passions in life: his family and his work. He once mused about familial bond he shared with his parents: “The level of the relationship, the closeness that my mother and I have, and that me and my father have, as well as the closeness of the three of us together is so strong that we are the best of friends.

May Álex Rest In Peace.

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