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Héctor Bonilla, the ‘star’ of Chaves, dies at 83

Héctor Bonilla, à esquerda, ao lado de Angelines Fernández, Roberto Gómez Bolaños e Florinda Meza. (Twitter/Reprodução)

At the age of 83, actor Héctor Bonilla passed away last Friday (25) in Mexico City. 4 years ago, he was fighting kidney cancer. Known in Brazil mainly because of a memorable cameo in the series Keyshis death was widely reported by broadcaster Televisa.

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In “Um Astro Cai na Vila”, originally broadcast in March 1979, Bonilla was seen by residents of the village of Chaves as a true heartthrob passionate about soap operas. At that time, he had already starred in several productions, including the famous Viviana, in Search of Loveshown three times in Brazil by SBT.

Héctor Bonilla, left, next to Angelines Fernández, Roberto Gómez Bolaños and Florinda Meza. (Twitter/Playback)Source: Twitter


Born in the city of Tetela de Ocampo, in the state of Puebla, in 1939, Héctor Bonilla Rebentun, his baptismal name, also pursued a career in Mexican politics. However, his works as an actor and voice actor stood out more.

Graduated in Performing Arts from the School of Theater Art of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes in Mexico, Bonilla is survived by three children — Sergio Bonilla, Leonor Bonilla and Fernando Bonilla —, who also followed their father’s craft.

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