Last Sunday I heard the news from Adriana that Francisco Gysel (73) had a stroke and was in the hospital in Palermo. I tried to visit him yesterday, but there was no one on duty with any information. Today I called the woman with whom he taught for several years to ask how he is doing.
Update 1/3/2015: I went to the hospital yesterday and learned that Francisco had been released on Tuesday.
Last night at Milonga JL in La Nacional I heard about a milonguero named Luis collapsing on Thursday night in Club Gricel. It finally dawned on me today that it might be Luis Abulafia (73). Since I have his home phone number, I called several times until his son answered. He confirmed that Luis had a heart attack at the milonga. He’s in the hospital, doing well, and awaiting surgery.
Update 1/6/2015: Luis underwent bypass surgery and is in recovery.