Mexican Actor Manuel Ojeda Dies At 81

Manuel Ojeda, a Mexican actor, and director who rose to fame in the 1970s died at age 81. No cause of death has been revealed, but he is survived by his wife and children.

He is remembered fondly for his role as Colonel Zolo in the 1984 American film Romancing the Stone. Here’s what you need to know about this talented actor and his almost five-decade-long career.

National Association Of Actors Announced Ojeda’s Death

The National Association of Actors announced the death of their member, Manuel Salvador Ojeda “Manuel Ojeda”. They wrote a tweet saying, “We deeply regret the death of our partner, Manuel Salvador Ojeda ‘Manuel Ojeda’. Our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Rest in peace.”

Mexico’s Ministry of Culture expressed its condolences to the actor’s family and friends over his passing. “The Ministry of Culture mourns the death of Manuel Ojeda, renowned theater, film, and television actor, who will be remembered for ‘Pedro Páramo,’ among many projects,” they tweeted.

Fans of Mexican cinema have also been mourning Ojeda’s death, with one tweeting, “Pillar of Mexican cinema, Manuel Ojeda dies at 81, participated in key films such as Canoa, El Apando, Las Poquianchis.”

Actor Pablo Valentín also commented on Ojeda’s death in a Facebook post, writing, “Good journey, Manuel! My Manuel companion of theater, television, and long talks. Thank you, Manuel, for sharing your experiences, wisdom, and humility. I love you always Manuel. Happy trip, Manuel Ojeda.”

Career

Some of his most famous films are Canoa (1975), El elegido (1975), La casa del sur (1976), El apando (1976), La pasión según Berenice (1976), Las) Poquianchis (1976), Yo no lo se de cierto, lo supongo (1982), El tonto que hacía milagros (1984), Al filo de la ley: Misión rescate (1986) and El secuestro de un periodista.

Ojeda’s last film was La dinastía de Los Pérez, a 1994 project. He received the Ariel Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Jacinto Chontal in 1981’s El infierno de todos tan temido.

Ojeda Was An Award-winning Actor In Telenovelas.

Ojeda’s first Telenovela role was in the series adaptation of Federico Gamboa’s novel Santa, and after that, he was a hit with audiences. He became a highly acclaimed actor among them with his performances in Herencia maldita (1986), De pura sangre (1985-1986), La traición (1984)Amor ajeno (1983) and Bajo un mismo rostro (1995).

The actor has appeared in several other famous television programs including El vuelo del águila (1994-1995) and Al filo de la muerte (1991-1992), El precio de tu amor (2000-2001), La fea más bella (2006-2007), Alborada (2005-2006), Misión S.O.S. (2004-2005) and Amarte es mi pecado (2004).

Ojeda’s death is sure to be felt in the Mexican entertainment industry. May he rest in peace! Stay tuned for more news and updates.

Who Was Manuel Ojeda?

Manuel is known as a prominent actor and has a great personality. He was born in La Paz, Baja California Sur on November 4, 1940. He studied acting at the Institute of Fine Arts and went on to start his career in theatre. In 1974, he bagged his first film Calzonzin inspector, and made his television debut two years later with the media company Televisa.

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