Carmen Salinas / Photo: @CarmenSalinasLo/Twitter
Mexican actress Carmen Salinas, known for movies like “Man on Fire” including dozens of Mexican novels such as “María la del Barrio” and “Mujeres Asesinas,” has died in Mexico City.
Due to a stroke, the legendary Mexican icon had been in a coma at a private clinic since November but finally passed away on Thursday according to family members who sadly announce her decease on Friday.
“With great sorrow, we inform you that leading actress Carmen Salinas passed away today, December 9, 2021,” the family wrote in a statement. “We appreciate everybody’s messages of support and signs of respect toward our family.”
Born in Torreón, Coahuila, on October 5, 1939, and started her acting career as a child in the 50s. Down the road, Salinas started singing and impersonating on local radios, including competitions in beauty contests and performing in nightclubs.
Salinas was not only famous in theaters or film movies, but she was also a member of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and sworn as a congresswoman from 2015 until 2018.
The late actress left behind her daughter Maria Eugenia Plascencia, but her son Pedro died of cancer in 1994 at age 38.
According to an interview with Univision’s show ‘Despierta America’, Salinas’s daughter confirmed that her mother will be cremated and placed next to her little brother Pedro.
“We are going to watch over her from today, and tomorrow she will be cremated so that she is next to my little brother,” she said. “Right there in the family crypt where my little brother, my grandparents are.“
Last updated on December 10, 2021 by Ramón Warini