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SUR photographer and photo editor, Fernando González Aranda, dies aged 51

Fernando González, at work in the football ground.
Fernando González, at work in the football ground. / SUR
  • He was a loyal Malaga CF fan and a lover of local traditions, especially Semana Santa

Malaga. Malaga journalist Fernando González Aranda, photographer and photo editor for the SUR newspapers and lecturer at Malaga University, passed away on Monday, aged 51.

He was the son of former SUR photographer Fernando González Pérez, one of the founders of publishers Prensa Malagueña, and started taking photos at an early age, becoming part of the SUR team in 1988.

He obtained a degree and later a doctorate in Communication Sciences at Malaga University and in 2000 became an associate lecturer in Journalism.

The father-of-two was a lover of local traditions, especially Semana Santa, and was a loyal supporter of Malaga CF. His career is peppered with success, including the Premio Andalucía de Periodismo for his work covering the flooding in the province in 1989.

His death has come as a hard blow to his colleagues who, although they knew he was unwell, had not expected such a tragic ending.