“Kill ‘em with kindness” was not just an amusing phrase to Ignacio Estrada. It was the way he lived, spreading messages of love and kindness through entertainment.
“Nacho” was born in Edinburg, Texas, on July 27, 1946, and passed away at his home in San Antonio, Texas, on January 28, 2024. A talented ventriloquist since high school, for decades Nacho used humorous characters to spread messages about bullying, drug use, and the importance of staying in school. The inspiration for these themes stemmed from his study of the Bible and desire to imitate Christ Jesus’ love for people, especially children.
“Maclovio” was one of the colorful personalities who traveled with Nacho as he entertained children and adults alike at schools and events throughout Texas and the U.S. Nacho felt that every child was special and deserved to be loved. “You can’t fool a child. They know if they are loved or not,” he said. His generous spirit brought joy to generations, and he often met adults who remembered his performances from their childhood.
Though he enjoyed entertaining, Nacho’s Christian faith and family were the focus of his life. He spent countless hours sharing the Bible’s message of hope with others, including the comforting promise that God will “wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more.”— Revelation 21:4.
The Estrada family thanks Nacho and Maclovio’s fans for their support and asks that any memories and condolences be sent to imnotready2024@gmail.com or to The Nacho Estrada Family at P.O. Box 158, Leming, Texas 78050. There are no authorized social media pages.
Details concerning Nacho Estrada’s memorial service, which will be live streamed, have yet to be released.
In lieu of flowers, the Estrada family requests any donations be sent to