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Walter Mercado
Born March 9, 1932(1932-03-09)[1][2][3][4]
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died November 2, 2019(2019-11-02) (aged 87)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Field Astrologer, actor, dancer, writer
Training University of Puerto Rico
Movement Sanford Meisner
Awards Mr. Televisión (N.Y.C.)
Señor Televisión (D.R.)

Walter Mercado Salinas[1][a] (March 9, 1932 – November 2, 2019),[1][2][3][4] also known by his stage name Shanti Ananda, was a Puerto Rican astrologer, actor, dancer, and writer. He was best known as a television personality for his shows as an astrologer. His astrology predictions shows aired for many years in Puerto Rico, Latin America and the United States.

Mercado died on November 2, 2019 from kidney failure at a hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the age of 87.[5]



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  2. 2.0 2.1 "Walter Mercado." (in Spanish). Fundación Nacional para la Cultura Popular. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Walter Mercado." (in Spanish). Soylent Communications. Retrieved 17 May 2016. 
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  5. Wood, Douglas (November 3, 2019). "Popular astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 87". Retrieved 3 November 2019. 

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