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Celene Gabriela Colantinio ("Nati")

Age 31

21 Mar 2022
Mina Clavero, Córdoba (Argentina)
Possible suicide

Celene Gabriela Colantinio ("Nati")
Celene Gabriela Colantinio ("Nati") [photo:]

Nati's body was found in her home.

At noon this Monday, the lifeless body of the person known as "Nati" was found at her home in the town of Mina Clavero, the young woman who became a symbol of gender identity 16 years ago.

Celene Gabriela Colantinio, was 31 years old. Her stepfather was the one who notified the police personnel of the Mina Clavero Preventive Patrol, who found her in the bedroom with no vital signs.

Despite the great secrecy with which the case is handled, the prosecutor of Villa Cura Brochero, Analía Gallarato, investigates the case that was classified as a death of doubtful etiology. Sources in the case told the television program "La Otra Mirada" that no signs of violence were detected on "Nati's" body.

The young woman's case had worldwide resonance when 16 years ago she became the first in the world whose parents requested [gender confirmation surgery], when she was still a minor.

An autopsy will be carried out at the Villa Dolores Hospital on Tuesday to determine the cause of her death.

The Municipality of Mina Clavero sends its condolences to the family and friends of Celene Gabriela Colantonio (“Nati”).

With her experience and journey, she made a great contribution to the Comprehensive Inclusive Clinic that cares for people of diversity, since being a minor, the young trans woman was a pioneer in the world, on the path to her gender identity.

Accompanied by her mother and father, she set legal, social and cultural precedents.

QEPD Celene, you will always be in the hearts of those who knew you.

Report added: 8 May 2022. Last updated: 18 May 2022

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