ANDRÉS García, a famous actor known for his roles in Mexican telenovelas, has died at the age of 81.
The star had been ill for some time when his widow Margarita Portillo announced his death on Tuesday afternoon.
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“I want to inform the public that always followed and loved my husband, family and friends, as well as the media, that my husband, Andrés García, the love of my loves, is resting beside our Lord Jesus,” she said in an Instagram post.
García died from hepatic cirrhosis, a severe scarring of the liver, Deadline reported.
Portillo had been caring for him at their home in Acapulco, Mexico.
“I was by his side taking care of him and loving him until his last breath,” she said.
“He left in peace and in a manner that I thank God. Andrés abandoned planet Earth at 3.07pm.”
In addition to his wife, García is survived by his three children Andrea, Leonardo, and Andrés Jr., ABC7 reported.
The actor was born in the Dominican Republic but eventually became a naturalized Mexican citizen.
He found fame after starring in the film adaptation of the comic book series Chanoc.
He would go on and have roles in in movies including La noche del halcón, Las tres magnificas, and El cinico.
Many have posted tributes to the late actor on social media.
“RIP Andres Garcia,” one Twitter user said.
“There will never be another like him!”
Gigi Graciette, García’s former co-host on the Telemundo talk show El y Ella, also posted a tribute to the platform
“He was one of Mexico’s most sought after leading men,” she said.
“Rest in peace, amigo. You’ll be missed.”