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Paquirri monument, Plaza de toros de El Puerto
Born Francisco Rivera Pérez
(1948-03-05)March 5, 1948
Zahara de los Atunes, Cádiz, Spain
Died September 26, 1984(1984-09-26) (aged 36)
Pozoblanco, Córdoba, Andalucía, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Spouse(s) Carmen Ordoñez (1973–1979, divorced), Isabel Pantoja (1983–1984, his death)

Francisco Rivera Pérez, known as Paquirri (March 5, 1948 – September 26, 1984), was a Spanish bullfighter.


Paquirri was gored by a bull named "Avispado" (Spanish for street-smart, or wasp-like) during a bullfight in Pozoblanco (Córdoba),[1] and died while he was being transported to Córdoba Hospital.


He was first married to Carmen Ordóñez, with whom he had two sons, Cayetano Rivera Ordóñez and Francisco Rivera Ordóñez. Both these sons are matadors and form part of the Ordóñez family bullfighting dynasty. After divorcing Ordóñez, he married the famous Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja, with whom he had a son named Francisco José Rivera Pantoja.

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