Friday, October 09, 2009

Baron Alfonso Madera Torres

A few years before moving to the Dominican Republic I decided I wanted to give a party the next time I came. I found a place in the colonial zone, the Red Zone. After securing the club I needed to get some entertainment together. Because I was still living in the states at the time I needed some help. I don't know by whom, but I was introduced to Baron Alfonso Madera Torres. He was the manager for some strippers and he knew everyone in the gay scene. One of the people I hired for that party was his partner, Rigoberto.

After moving to the Dominican Republic, I came to get to know Baron and Rigoberto very well. He and Rigo were together for 15 years. All of Baron's family lives in the states so Rigo was not only his partner, but his absolute everything.

Baron died of a heart attack on Wednesday. He had just celebrated his birthday last Monday. He was 43.

R.I.P. Baronessa.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

My sympathy to Rigo and Baron's family. Baron will be greatly missed. Sincerely, FDL

Anonymous said...

OMG. How well I remember Baron. I had not seen him since Mama's passing( at her place) at the Delta.Profound sympathy to you dear Anthony & certain his familt & friends. Sigh---- Rest in Peace. Melvin

M S said...

OMG I just spoke with him last month! when I was in SDQ at JayDees. My sympathy to Rigo and Baron's family

Scott said...

I am very shocked to hear of Baron's passing. May he rest in peace. My sympathy goes to Rigo and Baron's family.
Oh how I remember the Red Zone and the beautiful dancers that Baron refered to you Anthony.
Scott~

Sierra Sanchez said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.May he always bring you protection and fond memories.Besos.

Anonymous said...

Rigo. gracias por las condolencias, siento que el mundo se bino a bajo. Se que tengo que ser fuerte pero no puedo sin el, lespido de favor que resen por mi y le pidan a Dios por mi vida, nose si soportarla sin el. estoy destrosado como duele. gracias anthony por tu dedicacion a baron, solo pido fuerza por que ya nose de donde sacarla, y lespido perdon a todos por las cosas sucedidas anteriores en su presencia, pero el amor de nosotro era un amor unico. El era un niño grande y yo su doracion, Dios mio dame fuerza para continuar no me importa que el mundo sepa que el fue lo mas bello que me paso en la vida. una simple mirada nos unio hazta el dia de su muerte. baron te llevare conmigo siempre. Rigoberto aguasvivas de madera.

Anonymous said...

I knew Baron and Rigo from the times of the old Penthouse Club in Villa Agricola. Baron was very heavy and that might have been a factor in his early death. Rigo, on the other hand, had a fabulous body. One time, at the Penthouse, they rigged up a glass partition and Rigo was showering inside completely nude. You could only see him from the back, but him soaping himself up was a sight I will always remember! RIP, Baron.
From Puerto Rico,
Rafael

Anonymous said...

I did not know him ,I do not think, however after saying that, any time we lose a love one, it is a very sad time for those left behind.Life is so short, we never know,so make each new day work the best it can for you.My Sympathy and prayers go to his family and freinds, may his soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

bendito i hope rigo is okay. it must be hard to loose someone that you been with for 15 years wow that long bendito. it kinda make me want to have love more but then again no por que knowing you lose your soulmate its hell
R.I.P. Baron
from puerto rico

Anonymous said...

I send my condolences. I never knew him, but saw him on many trips. I knew that he had the strippers on lock, but I am shocked to hear about Rigo, who I do know. Wow, OK now that is news! I am also sorry to see anybody die, RIP. One more thing, is that picture of the corpse really necessary? Kind of morbid no?

Monaga said...

I don't find the photo morbid. That is why I put it there. He was beautiful in life and beautiful in death.

Laurence said...

I agree Anthony. He helped us alot with Dominican Island Heat I & II. RIP B

John K said...

Thanks for the nice tribute to the Baronessa, Anthony.