In October 1987, Silvia Pasquel endured the heart-wrenching tragedy no mother ever wishes to experience: the loss of her young daughter, Viridiana Margarita Frade Banquells, who drowned in the family’s pool at the tender age of two. This devastating event occurred five years after the passing of Silvia Pasquel’s sister, Viridiana Alatriste, adding further sorrow to the family.
Viridiana Margarita was the product of Silvia Pasquel’s relationship with Fernando Frade, who was also involved with Silvia Pinal, her mother. This complicated dynamic led to the separation of mother and daughter for a period of time.
The little girl’s life was tragically cut short due to an oversight by the nanny. Silvia Pasquel’s daughter was playing with a duckling she had received as a birthday gift and accidentally threw it into the pool. When the nanny realized what had happened, it was already too late, and Viridiana Margarita had drowned.
Silvia Pasquel named her daughter after her late sister, Viridiana Alatriste, who had tragically died in a car accident in October 1982.
The devastating loss of her daughter took a toll on Silvia Pasquel and Fernando Frade’s relationship, leading to their divorce. However, Silvia Pasquel eventually reconciled with her mother, Silvia Pinal.
The pain of losing her daughter is indescribable, as Silvia Pasquel revealed in an interview for the program “The Minute That Changed My Life.” She expressed that no words could adequately capture the agony of a mother losing her child. Despite the profound pain, she acknowledged that one must learn to cope with such a tragic loss.
The deaths of both Viridiana Margarita and Viridiana Alatriste were depicted in the series “Silvia Pinal Frente a Ti,” based on the life of the renowned Mexican actress, Silvia Pinal.
Silvia Pasquel’s mother, Silvia Pinal, chose not to meet her granddaughter, Viridiana Margarita, after the tragedy, stating that there was no point in doing so.
The pain of losing her daughter has remained with Silvia Pasquel for over three decades, and she admits that it is a wound that time cannot heal. The loss of her sister and daughter led her to a period of denial and emotional turmoil, causing her to make decisions she might not have otherwise made.
The loss of her child remains the most significant and enduring pain for Silvia Pasquel, a pain that has shaped her life for more than thirty years.