Silvia Tortora, journalist and TV face and daughter of Enzo died: she was 59 years old

She died at the age of 59 Silvia Tortora, journalist for TV and print media and daughter of the journalist and TV presenter Enzo Tortora. Silvia disappeared last night in a Roman clinic: daughter of the historic Rai TV face, she worked with Giovanni Minoli on Mixer and then on La storia siamo noi, making a series of great interviews.

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After collaborating with the weekly Epoca, she has also published several books including Cara Silvia (Marsilio 2002) which collects the letters that her father Enzo wrote her from prison. Since 2009 he has conducted Big with Annalisa Bruchi. He moved the French actor Philippe Leroy, with whom he had two children Philippe and Michelle.

Who was Silvia Tortora, who died at 59

Born in Rome in 1962, Silvia Tortora followed in her father’s footsteps and spent most of her career at Rai, working on reconstructing the history of our country. Daughter of Enzo Tortora and his second wife Miranda Fantacci, together with her younger sister Gaia, she has always been at the forefront in defending her father’s reasons, during the trial, which saw him convicted of a Camorra association and then acquitted, but also after the death.

Hers is the cinematographic subject of the film Un uomo perbene, by Maurizio Zaccaro, dedicated to the figure of the journalist and presenter, which in 1999 earned her the silver ribbon at the Taormina Festival. A the story of the father, lived with pain and great bitterness. «From my point of view nothing has changed: they are 30 years of bitterness and disgust – said Silvia on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of her father’s death -. I was expecting a reform of the judicial system, but it didn’t happen. The processes go on indefinitely. Indeed in 30 years there has been a numerical explosion ».

Silvia Tortora’s professional career is inextricably linked to Mixer, Giovanni Minoli’s historic program with whom she began to collaborate as early as 1985. A partnership destined to last over time with her participation in La storia siamo noi, twenty years later, in which he reconstructed central events in Italian history, but above all he made portraits of great personalities in politics, entertainment and sport. Since 2009 he has also conducted the Big program together with Annalisa Bruchi, broadcast on Raitre in eight episodes, dedicated to the reconstruction of the lives of historical faces. In his career also a parenthesis for the printed word with the collaboration with the weekly Epoca from 1988 to 1997. In 2002 he edited the book Cara Silvia, published by Marsilio Editore and in 2006 he published Bambini bad, always with Marsilio Editore.

Minoli: speechless, he was a beautiful person

«A piece of news that really left me speechless, he was a very nice person, cheerful and helpful as well as an excellent professional». Like this Giovanni Minoli to the Adnkronos, as soon as he heard the news of the death of Silvia Tortora who had collaborated with Minoli on ‘Mixer’, to ‘La Storia siamo noì but’ also to the program ‘Big – La via del cuore, la via della ragionè he did on Rai3 with Annalisa Bruchi, with whom we convinced her to return to work after she had retired from everything. It was a broadcast in which interviews were made with a double key: the personal and psychological one and the political one».

«She did the interviews in a political key. She participated for two seasons, the third she didn’t want to do it anymore, it had become difficult even to relate to her, it was as if she had withdrawn from life, probably for personal reasons related to her family ». Minoli recalls that Silvia Tortora “was ill in the last year, but I don’t know what she was suffering from.” And he announces: “We are preparing a memory of her by proposing her testimony on the Tortora case”. One of the services produced by Silvia Tortora for ‘La Storia siamo noì is in fact’ Once upon a time Portobellò, which told the story of the famous program and its host, his father Enzo Tortora.


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