During the afternoon of this Thursday, August 11, the death of the first actor of Mexican origin was reported. Manuel Salvador Ojeda better known simply as Manuel Ojeda at 81 years old, who participated in various melodramas and films such as The Apando, Pedro Páramo: the man with the half moon or My dear old man.
It was through the account of Twitter of the National Association of Actors (ANDA) where the sensitive loss of the artist was confirmed.
“The National Association of Actors deeply regrets the death of our colleague Manuel Salvador Ojeda “Manuel Ojeda”, a member of our union. Our condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Rest in peace”can be read in the statement.
The interpreter who gave life to Ernest Contreras in the successful melodrama La tempestad (2013) he began his career at a very young age, at the age of 15 he decided to study at the Institute of Fine Arts (INBAL) and began as an actor in theater.
After demonstrating his innate talent, he decided to move to the seventh arts and began working in film in the mid-1970s. arriving to film around 291 movies.
Despite the great demand that he managed to garner in the world of cinema, he never neglected his appearances on television and participated in various soap operas, of which path of glory in 1987, in which he played the role of Emiliano Zapata and his starring role as the president Porfirio Diaz in The flight of the Eagle in 1994.
The cause of his death is unknown at this time. however, in February of this year The stars revealed that he had a knee problem.
He was nominated for Ariel on more than one occasion for his performances in he apando (1976), fire in the sea (1981), Long live Tepito! (1981), Pray yes we have to win (1981), red pier (1987), Mexico Room (1996) and the 4th company (2016). She won the statuette in the “Best Male Performance” category for Hell of all so feared (1981).
As expected, part of the artistic guild has ruled on the death of the first actor born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, characters such as Ana Martin, Eduardo Spain, Erika Buenfil and Ricardo Casares have been some of those who have issued some reaction on social networks.
“Rest in Peace Manuel Ojeda. Great fellow friend, affectionate, gentleman, a big hug to his family”. “Televisa regrets the sensitive death of the first actor Manuel Ojeda”. “It is with sadness that I learn of the departure of the great actor Manuel Ojeda. My condolences to his loved ones ”, are some of the reactions recovered via Twitter.
Also, the official account of Theaters Mexico City He issued a statement on his social networks lamenting the death of the famous actor: “We join the sorrow for the death of the first actor Manuel Ojeda (1940-2022). Originally from Baja California Sur, he studied Acting at INBAL and forged a career spanning more than half a century in film, television and theater”, it can be read.
It should be remembered that the last production in which he had the opportunity to collaborate was in the Televisa melodrama, Warrior heart, a project that finished recording a month ago. In her last melodrama she shared credits with Alejandra Espinoza and Gonzalo Garcia Vivanco, where he played Don Abel.