Ricardo Fort

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Ricardo Fort
2009 Ricardo Fort.jpg
Ricardo Fort in 2009.
Born Ricardo Fort
(1968-11-05)5 November 1968
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died 25 November 2013(2013-11-25) (aged 45)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Occupation Entrepreneur, television director
Years active 2008–2012
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Partner(s) Violeta Lo Re (2009)
Virginia Gallardo (2009–2010)
Erika Mitdank (2010)
Claudia Ciardone (2010–2012)
Rodrigo Díaz (2012–2013, Fort's death)
Children 2

Ricardo Fort (5 November 1968 − 25 November 2013[1]) was an Argentine socialite, entrepreneur and television director.

Early life[edit]

The Felfort confectionery Company was founded by Ricardo Fort's grandfather Felipe Fort in Buenos Aires in 1912. Felfort soon became one of the top confectionery companies in Argentina.[2] Ricardo's father, Carlos Augusto Fort, took control of the company after Felipe's death in 1969. Since his early years, Ricardo Fort developed a close relationship with his mother, opera singer Marta Campa.[3]


Ricardo Fort developed businesses in the textile industry and in modeling, as well as owning the Fortmen clothing line.[4]


Year Production
2010 Fortuna
2011 Fortuna 2
2012 Mi novio, mi novia y yo
2013 Fort con caviar


In 2009, Fort participated in the reality series El musical de tus sueños.[citation needed]

In 2010, Fort was selected to be one of the judges of the seventh season of Bailando por un Sueño 2010.[citation needed] In 2011 he worked in the theatrical production Fortuna 2.[5][6]

Year Program Channel Role
2009 El musical de tus sueños Canal Trece Himself
2009 Showmatch, El musical de tus sueños Canal Trece Participant
2010 Showmatch, Bailando por un sueño 2010 Canal Trece Judge
2012 Fort Night Show América TV Conductor


Fort released a single called No volveras early in his career.

Personal life[edit]

In 2010 it was reported through an interview to Fort on the talk show Tienen la Palabra, that his twin children Felipe and Marta were born of a surrogate mother found through the auspices of a company in California.[7]

He was openly bisexual.[8]


Fort died on November 25, 2013, in a Buenos Aires clinic, due to cardiac arrest following a gastrointestinal bleeding. He was being treated for a knee injury he suffered a few months ago. Fort was 45 years old. Just days before, he had also suffered a femoral fracture in Miami, Florida.[9]


  1. ^ "Eccentric actor, businessman Ricardo Fort dies at 45". Buenos Aires Herald. 25 Nov 2013. Retrieved 25 Nov 2013. 
  2. ^ "Felfort, El Imperio de Ricardo Fort (Spanish)". diarioshow.com. November 26, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Marta Fort rompió el silencio: "He perdido lo más hermoso de mi vida". La Nación, 25 November 2013 (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Ricardo Fort presentó su fragancia masculina "Fortmen" | Espectáculos". Aquishow. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Ensayo de "Fortuna 2″, el musical de Ricardo Fort". Exitoina. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  6. ^ "Fortuna 2". Ciudad.com. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  7. ^ "Ricardo Fort: Mis hijos son los más felices del mundo (Spanish)". Dia a Dia. December 8, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Fort: "Me acosté con hombres cuando era joven"". 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  9. ^ Habló la cuñada de Fort: "La causa de la muerte fue una hemorragia digestiva" Clarín, 25 November 2013 (Spanish)

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