Guido Castro Biography, Wiki
Guido Castro, Maureen Lipman’s partner of 13 years, has died. Maureen Lipman, 74, has said her “heart is cracking” after her beloved partner Guido Castro died in his respite home last Thursday. The Coronation Street actress revealed he had previously contracted COVID-19, but that was not what had “killed him”.
Guido Castro has died at the age of 84-years-old.
Guido Castro & Maureen Lipman
The couple had been dating for 13 years. Maureen was previously married to dentist Jack Rosenthal, who died in 2004.
Maureen recently shared that she would be taking a break from Coronation Street, so that she could get her Covid vaccination.
The star who plays Evelyn Plummer on the soap explained she would be taking a “bit of sabbatical”.
She told the Outspoken Beauty podcast: “Well it has been a time that I can’t personally complain about except on behalf of the people who have not been as fortunate.
“I continued in Coronation Street after the first initial lockdown. I went back. I am still officially working on it except that I am taking a bit of sabbatical until I get my vaccination at the moment.”
Maureen previously shared she had to be apart from Guido due to medical concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking on Lorraine, Maureen shared: “Guido and I have been apart recently – we couldn’t self-isolate together because of his health – but I feel lucky that we have that.”
The Coronation Street star also said she is considering going under the knife after looking at recent footage of herself after on a recent ITV job.
But Maureen is frightened to death of a botched job as she wants to improve the “two sacks” under her eyes.
After seeing a clip of herself under unflattering lighting, Maureen said: “I thought, ‘My God, you’re growing to look like a peregrine falcon, Maureen, with a disproportionate beak.’
“What can I do? Everyone’s having stuff injected into their faces… I’m frightened to death – I know what would happen.
“It would all coagulate in one place,” she added.
Maureen was made a Dame in the Queen’s New Years Honours list, and has said that it is doubtful she will get to meet the monarch in person due to social distancing restrictions.
“I don’t suppose I’ll get it [in person],” she told Twiggy’s Tea With Me podcast.
“I expect Sophie the Duchess of Wessex will chuck it at me across Jo Allen’s.
“I can’t imagine the Queen is going to come out of lockdown for me and Mary Berry.
“I’ll be outside the Rover’s Return in a ridiculous hairstyle and she’ll be in Windsor, and that will be that.”
Lipman, 74, has been taking time away from Coronation Street as she does not feel safe, though she is intending to return after she is vaccinated against Covid.
“I continued in Coronation Street after the first initial lockdown. I went back and I am still officially working on it except that I am taking a bit of sabbatical until I get my vaccination at the moment,” she told the Outspoken Beauty podcast.
She told the Daily Mail a fortnight ago in an interview published on Saturday: “I was actually one of the first people to wear a mask back in February last year. People were looking at me like I was crazy.
“The vaccine should have been the best of news, but it’s been overshadowed by these variants and nobody really knows if the vaccine is going to work.
“When it comes down to those fine details we don’t know, we’re guinea pigs. It’s agonising, but we do have a vaccine.”
Lipman has also previously told of believing she had Covid back in May and that she feared she may have inadvertently transmitted the virus.
“I believe myself to have had a mild form of coronavirus masquerading as a fortnight’s persistent cough, with attached fatigue and sweats,” she told the Lady magazine.
Cause of Death
Maureen Lipman’s partner of 13 years, Guido Castro, has died after contracting Covid.
The Coronation Street star said the endemic respiratory virus was not the main cause of death for Castro, 84, who reportedly had a form of Parkinson’s and was in a respite home, “but it weakened him terribly”.
“We don’t know how he got it or when or if he had it when he got the vaccine,” she told the Daily Mail. “I said to Guido: ‘It’s time to go. You’ve got to let go.’ And I think for once in his life he actually did what I told him.”
She added: “My heart is cracking” following his death on Thursday.
In an interview with Prima magazine she described Castro as “a lovely man” and said: “I haven’t always been the best wife, mother or lover – I think I’m a bit hit and miss – but I recognise a good man when I see him.”
Castro and Lipman, who were side by side when he died, started dating in 2008. She was previously married to the writer Jack Rosenthal, with whom she had two children, until his death in 2004.