Walter Mercado (born March 9, 1932 – died November 2, 2019) was a Puerto Rican Astrologer, Dancer, Writer, Actor and TV Personality from Ponce, Puerto Rico. He gathered knowledge about the ballet dance. Furthermore, he was among the top dancers in his country.
He came on the television as an entertainer when Elin Ortiz (TV Producer) invited him. Moreover, Mercado allotted 15 minutes for his program and astrological predictions.
He began his regular segment at the El Show de las 12. He also enhanced his studies tarot, occult, and different astrological disciplines.
On the other hand, he hosted the shows on WKIR-TV and WKAQ-TV. The Association of Latin Entertainment Critics of New York honored him with Mr. Televisión’s title of 1986.
His 15-year partnership with the Universal broke up in 2010. Moreover, his shows work managed by Bill Bakula (Entrepreneur).
In 2012, Walter flew to Cleveland, Ohio, due to his cardiac issues. He revealed that he once experienced death.
Reportedly, he died on November 2 in the Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, San Juan. The hospital spokesperson Sofia Luquis told that his death happened due to renal failure.
Early Life, Parents, Childhood & Profile
This famed astrologer was born on the 9th of March 1932 in Pounce. Furthermore, Walter Mercado’s age calculated 87 years old. His father, named José María Mercado and Aída Salinas (mother), knew his spiritual abilities.
He was at the University of Puerto Rico and majored in Pharmacy, Psychology, and Pedagogy. Additionally, he used his skills and taught others. He understood the healing benefits of the medicinal plants.
Meanwhile, he changed his name Shandi Ananda (Peace Happiness), in 2010. He found his name mystic and authentic that matched with his spiritual life.
Wedding, Spouse & Partner
Mercado’s info on the wiki sites confirmed that he was not married. In addition, the information about his wife or girlfriend.
On the other hand, Walter maintained a spiritual relationship with Mariette Detotto (Brazilian Dancer & Actress). They knew each other professionally and personally. His former lover died in a plane crash in 1968.
However, Walter suffered from depression at that time. He traveled to India and then gathered knowledge about death and spirituality.
|Real Full Birth Name||1. Walter Mercado.|
2. Shanti Ananda (Name Changed in 2010).
|Profession||Dancer, Astrologer, Writer, Actor and TV Personality.|
|In The News For||Unfortunately, he died on November 2 due to renal failure.|
|Age (As of 2019)||87 years old.|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||March 9, 1932.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Ponce, Puerto Rico.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Ethnicity||Multiracial Race (Puerto Rican & Spanish).|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Pisces.|
|Death Date||November 2, 2019.|
|Place||Auxilio Mutuo Hospital, San Juan.|
|House In||San Juan, Puerto Rico.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5′ 9″. |
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 66 Kg.|
Pounds: 145 lbs.
|Parents|| Father: José María Mercado (from San Germán, Puerto Rico). |
Mother: Aída Salinas (based in Catalonia, Spain).
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Highest Qualification||Studied Pharmacy, Psychology, and Pedagogy.|
|Alma Mater.||University of Puerto Rico.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.|
Actress: Jennifer Aniston.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Moscow & Australia.|
|Favorite Color||Brown & Blue.|
|Love to do||Traveling & Chatting with friends.|
|Favorite Food||Mexican Cuisine.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$15 Million US Dollars.|
|Salary, Income & Earnings||$700K-$750K.|
|Home Details||His house located in Puerto Rico’s capital city.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Walter Mercado
- Bart Enterprises International filed a case against him in 2012. Still, he lost the case, and the US Court of Appeals of the First Circuit gave the judgment.
- The Entertainment Events AZ managed his web properties com and waltermercado.com.
- In addition to this, the predictions are available on his official webpage.
- The apps ranked 2nd (Mexico) and 144th (United States).
- Walter authored his book Beyond the Horizon: Visions of the New Millennium.
- He holds dual citizenship, Puerto Rican and American.
- On the other hand, he did the theater acts La dama de las camellias, Todos los hijos de Dios tienen alas and Androcles y el león.
- Walter Mercado stands tall at a height of 5 ft 9 in (1.76 m). Accordingly, the measurement of his body weight is 66 Kg (145 in Pounds).
- His TV programs include Recordar, Renzo el gitano, Comercial de Doritos Pepsico and Ana Rosa.
- He opened a dramatic arts school, i.e., Walter Actors Studio 64.
- The estimated value of Mercado’s net worth is $15 Million US Dollars.
- On the other hand, he began the Shanti Ananda Foundation and donated his caps.
- His dancer partner’s name was Velda González.