The one of Ramírez Sunyer is the third death that takes place between the people who have persecuted judicially the sovereignty process. Last year, the State Attorney General, José Manuel Maza, and the Chief Prosecutor of the High Court of Justice of Catalonia, José María Romero de Tejada, died as a result of two diseases.
From his position, Maza pushed the complaints of his department against the preparation of the referendum on October 1, which led to the process being followed in the Supreme Court. In addition, he gave the go-ahead for prosecutors to request provisional detention for the accused, although that decision was not shared then by the government of Mariano Rajoy. On November 18, his death took place, when he was 66 years old, while he was in a conference in Buenos Aires, due to a kidney infection that was aggravated by the diabetes he suffered. Romero de Tejada died a month later, on December 27, because of a leukemia that caused pneumonia. He was 69 years old.
Yesterday, the current chief prosecutor of Catalonia, Francisco Bañeres, made public his condolences for the disappearance of Ramirez Sunyer, who praised his "commitment and dedication" to the judicial function.