Huercal-Overa Councillor passes away aged 45

REST IN PEACE: Monica Sanchez has passed away aged 45 ©Ayuntamiento de Huercal Overa/Facebook

POPULAR Huercal-Overa Councillor, Monica Sanchez, has died following an illness.

The 45-year-old Councillor for Social Services reportedly passed away this morning, which was confirmed by a short message posted on social media by Huercal-Overa Town Hall.

In a short statement released on their Facebook page, the Huercal-Overa Town Hall said: “Today is a sad day for all of us who are part of this City Council and for Huercal-Overa after the passing of Mónica Sánchez, Councilor of Social Services.

“In us and in your town there is always effort in your work, in your day to day, with your elders, associations, your kids from the Occupational Centre, young people and children, the most disadvantaged … and many more.

“We will always remember her with her smile and her perseverance, for having fought with effort and determination.

“Our support and love to your family. Rest in peace.”