There’s sad news to report from the telenovela world. One of that world’s most beloved stars has passed away, leaving behind a family and many fans, who are mourning her loss.
Edith Gonzalez, 54, a Mexican telenovela star, died Thursday, June 13 three years after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
CNN picked up a report that Gonzalez had died from the official Mexican news outlet Notimex as well as TV stations for which Gonzalez worked, TV Azteca and Televisa.
Gonzalez went public with her illness in the summer of 2016. Doctors discovered she had cancerous tissue in her abdomen. She went into remission in 2017, but, sadly, cancer returned earlier this year.
She is survived by husband Lorenzo Lazo and Constanza, her 14-year-old daughter.
Gonzalez is known to most telenovela fans for her work on the soap Salomé. She worked up unto her death, appearing as a judge on This Is My Style, a Mexican reality show.
Her other credits include Corazón Salvaje, Doña Barbara, and Los ricos tambien lloran.
Over 26,000 comments appeared on the actress’ official Instagram account as fans of the actress expressed deep condolences. The post has been acknowledged over 430,000 times.
A former child star, Gonzalez appeared in telenovelas, movies, and stage productions for over 40 years.
Upon being diagnosed with cancer, Gonzalez lent her public voice to share her challenges including medical treatments and hair loss. She spoke to groups about cancer prevention, trying to help others.
Soap Hub joins Gonzalez’s many fans in expressing deep condolences to the actress’ family and friends.
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