Luis Fernando Escobar: What Happened To Pablo Escobar’s Brother?

Luis Fernando Escobar is the brother of Pablo Escobar. Luis’ brother Pablo Escobar was a Colombian drug lord, narcoterrorist, and politician, who was the founder and sole leader of the Medellín Cartel. Forbes magazines named Pablo one of the 20 richest men in the world, more than once. Luis is also the brother of Roberto Escobar, the former accountant, and co-founder of the Medellín Cartel.

Luis Fernando Escobar: Bio Summary

NameLuis Fernando Escobar
Famous asbrother of Pablo Escobar and Roberto Escobar
Born 1958
Place of birth Rionegro, Colombia
Died 1977 (18-19)
Gender Male
Nationality Colombian
Parents Hermilda de los Dolores Gaviria Berrío and Abel de Jesús Escobar Echeverri
Siblings Pablo Escobar, Roberto Escobar, Alba Marina Escobar, Argemiro Escobar, Luz María Escobar, and Gloria Inés Escobar

Who Is Pablo Escobar’s Brother, Luis?

Luis Fernando Escobar was born in 1958, in Rionegro, Colombia to Hermilda de los Dolores Gaviria Berrío and Abel de Jesús Escobar Echeverri. His full date of birth is unknown. His father was a small farmer and his mother was a teacher. His parents gave birth to seven children in total, meaning Luis has six siblings.

Luis Fernando Escobar is the brother of Roberto de Jesús Escobar Gaviria (Roberto Escobar), Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (Pablo Escobar), Alba Marina Escobar, Argemiro Escobar, Luz María Escobar, and Gloria Inés Escobar. Luis came from a poor family. Luis’ maternal grandparents are Inés Berrío and Roberto Gaviria.

Luis’ paternal grandparents are Sara María Echeverri and Pablo Emilio Escobar. Luis is said to have been focused on his education but his educational background and qualifications are unknown. Luis Fernando lived a private life away from the spotlight. Details of his personal life aren’t much on the internet.

It has been said that Luis Fernando Escobar was not involved in any criminal activities, unlike his brothers, Roberto Escobar, accountant and co-founder of the Medellín Cartel, and Pablo Escobar, founder and sole leader of the Medellín Cartel. Luis didn’t get involved with the Medellín Cartel.

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Unfortunately for Luis Fernando Escobar, being a member of the Escobar family came at a cost. Luis was killed because of his brother Pablo Escobar.

What Happened To Pablo Escobar’s Brother?

Pablo Escobar’s brother Luis Fernando Escobar was reportedly assassinated. In 1977, Luis Fernando and his lover, Viviana were kidnapped by a drunk policeman. The two were ‘accosted’ at night by an undercover policeman identified as Eliecer. Per reports, Eliecer used to be the one assigned to infiltrate Pablo’s organization.

Eliecer, the undercover policeman was removed from the case because he failed to acquire meaningful information. Eliecer drunkenly forced Luis Fernando and his partner, Viviana into their newly bought jeep. Eliecer who was too drunk, drove the car off a high cliff, leading to all three passengers killed.

Luis Fernando’s siblings Roberto Escobar and Pablo Escobar were arrested but they managed to escape. Roberto later turned himself in, to the authorities. On December 18, 1993, while still in prison, Roberto was injured by a letter bomb in his prison cell. After over 10 years in prison, Roberto was released in 2006.

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Pablo Escobar on the other hand was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment before escaping. He went into hiding after his escape, leading to a nationwide manhunt. Pablo was found on 2 December 1993 and killed by Colombian National Police, a day after his 44th birthday. He died in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia after he was shot while trying to escape from the roof.

Ruth Kai Botchway

Ruth Kai Botchway is a Senior Editor at She is a graduate of All Stars Media College (2021) with a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies. With more than two years experience in Journalism, she has served as an intern at Accra FM and worked with Green TV and Ashiaman TV. She worked as a Maritime Journalist/ influencer, producing Port and Maritime agenda initially aired on Ashiaman TV. You can reach her via email:

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