José María Rico Cueto was born on August 12, 1934, in Loja, Granada, Spain, and died on April 15, 2019.
He was a Spanish-born Costa Rican lawyer and writer specializing in criminal law.
He filled in as the First Gentleman of Costa Rica amid the administration of his better half, previous President Laura Chinchilla, from 2010 to 2014.
He was the main First Gentleman in Costa Rica’s history.
Rico moved in 1965 to Montreal to seek after his profession in worldwide law.
Rico held Canadian citizenship.
From that point, he went every now and again to Latin America and the United States.
Rico was a legal counselor and master in the reformatory code.
In 1990, Rico met his future spouse, Laura Chinchilla, while both were filling in as advisors for the Center for the Administration of Justice at the University of Florida in Miami.
The couple had a child, José María Rico Chinchilla, in 1996 and wedded on March 26, 2000.
On July 11, 2010, Rico inadvertently slipped and fell in the wake of viewing the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final with Chinchilla at an inn in Nandayure Canton.
Rico endured gigantic cracks in his hipbone, femur, and ribs.
The following day he was carried to Hospital CIMA where he effectively experienced the medical procedure.
He was determined to have Alzheimer’s malady in 2016.
He was hospitalized at the Hospital Metropolitano in San Jose, Costa Rica in March 2019, as his wellbeing quickly declined.
He passed on in a similar emergency clinic from confusions of Alzheimer’s ailment at 84 years of age.
He passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at 84 years old.