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José Ángel García, father of Gael García Bernal, passed away

Unfortunately, It has been announced that José Ángel García died at age 65, this due to pulmonary fibrosis (via), a condition for which he was very delicate in the hospital. He had been admitted on Tuesday, January 19.

García was a renowned director and actor who worked his way mostly in Televisa productions. A large number of soap operas and series had his name in the credits, but the most notable are La Candidata, Muchachitas, El Premio Mayor, El día que Murió Pedro Infante, among others. He also collaborated behind the camera on episodes of La rosa de Guadalupe, but probably many remember him for the participation he had in Amores Perros, which, according to El Universal, marked the only occasion that he and his son, also actor Gael García Bernal, worked together on a set.

José Ángel García and his son Gael.

In fact, the National Association of Interpreters of Mexico paid tribute to the career of the actor and creative through its Twitter account, writing the following:

The news of his death was spread by his wife, the actress and model Bella de la Vega, who wrote an emotional message on her Facebook account. According to Milenio, de la Vega was in charge of confirming that Gael is already aware of what happened.

The director’s health was already delicate a year before it became extremely complicated, so this emergency already had a precedent, but it worsened after the creative returned from a visit to Cancun. It was confirmed that his situation was not related to COVID-19.

Although José Ángel García passed away, His legacy is still present in the talent in his family, as well as in the movies, series and soap operas in which he participated for 40 years, approximately.

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José Roberto Landaverde Cinephile and music lover. I love writing, listening, reading and commenting on everything related to the seventh art. I think Fleetwood Mac is underrated. I’m a Rocky and Back to the Future fan and obviously one day I’ll go up the « Philly Steps » and drive a DeLorean. Faithful believer that the cinema is the best teleportation machine, and also that on the big screen we can all see ourselves represented.