Pablo Escobar’s name has been trending since the hit Netflix show Narcos, which documents the life of the Colombian drug lord, hit the web. He’s also been brought up in in the recent manhunt for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, as they two men have more than a few similarities.
On Tuesday morning (January 19), an all pink Miami Beach mansion that was purchased by Escobar in the 1980s was demolished. The waterfront property had four bedrooms, six bathrooms, along with a pool and was sold to Pablo in March of 1980 for $762,500 according to Miami-Dade County public records. This furthered evidenced by the name Pablo Escobar being listed on the document that was used to transfer ownership of the property.
In 1987, the home was seized by the U.S. government and was later sold to a private owner. Over 2 decades later in 2014, Christian de Berdouare, founder of Chicken Kitchen and his wife Jennifer Valoppi bought the mansion for a whopping $9.65 Million. Upon purchasing the home, the couple were determined to leave the negativity surrounding the house in the past.
After we bought the house my wife had one of the monsignors here to come and bless the house because she wanted all the bad energies to be removed,” de Bernouare said. “Actually, the monsignor said he felt that something very negative.
After being damaged by a fire, the mansion sat vacant for years until being demolished Tuesday morning.