Carmen Salinas dead at 82: The Man On Fire actress suffered a stroke while filming a telenovela

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Prolific Mexican actress and politician Carmen Salinas died in Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City on Thursday at the age of 82.

The celebrated figure – who also worked as a comedienne and theatre entrepreneur – had suffered a stroke one month ago that was so severe she had to be placed in a medically induced coma.

The busy star had been in the middle of filming a telenovela (soap opera) in Mexico when her health collapsed. 

Salinas’ family had shared the news of her death with fans via Twitter and Instagram soon after her passing. 

A sad loss: Prolific Mexican actress and politician Carmen Salinas died on Thursday at the age of 82. The celebrated figure had suffered a stroke that was so severe she had to be placed in a coma, it was added. Seen in January 2020 in Mexico City

Gone too soon: The note from her family said: 'With deep sorrow, we inform you that the top actress Carmen Salinas, has passed away today, December 9, 2021. Details about funeral services will be provided later'

Gone too soon: The note from her family said: ‘With deep sorrow, we inform you that the top actress Carmen Salinas, has passed away today, December 9, 2021. Details about funeral services will be provided later’

The note from her family began, ‘For his painful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.’ A black and white photo of the star with a hummingbird pin on was shared.

It was added: ‘With deep sorrow, we inform you that the top actress Carmen Salinas, has passed away today, December 9, 2021. Details about funeral services will be provided later.’ 

When Carmen suffered a stroke in November, her family took to social media to share the news.

‘The Salinas family shares with you that the first actress Mrs Carmen Salinas is going through a difficult health situation, the reason why she remains in the intensive care area where specialist doctors are attending her,’ said the statement.

Once a glam queen: She had come to fame with the TV show La Vecindad in 1964 and her career took off from there. Next came the series La frontera (The Border) and El chofer (The Chauffeur), which built on her talents and charisma. From there she appeared in several movies in Mexico

Once a glam queen: She had come to fame with the TV show La Vecindad in 1964 and her career took off from there. Next came the series La frontera (The Border) and El chofer (The Chauffeur), which built on her talents and charisma. From there she appeared in several movies in Mexico

‘Due to the respect and affection that my aunt expresses to the press, we will keep you informed about her state of health and evolution. Sincerely, Gustavo Briones.’

Carmen, who was born in Torreón, Mexico, had careers in both acting as well as politics.

The star was best known for her work in telenovelas; she had worked in over 100 projects over her lifetime. 

She had come to fame with the TV show La Vecindad in 1964 and her career took off from there.

Next came the series La frontera (The Border) and El chofer (The Chauffeur), which built on her talents and charisma.

From there she appeared in several movies in Mexico. 

She worked plenty: The busy star had been in the middle of filming a telenovela in Mexico when her health collapsed. See at the Presentation of the cast of the telenovela Mi Fortuna es Amarte on November 3, 2021 in Mexico City

She worked plenty: The busy star had been in the middle of filming a telenovela in Mexico when her health collapsed. See at the Presentation of the cast of the telenovela Mi Fortuna es Amarte on November 3, 2021 in Mexico City

At work: Actor Rafael Inclan, left, and actress Salinas perform during the presentation of the musical play Aventurera at Black Berry Theater in 2017 in Mexico City

At work: Actor Rafael Inclan, left, and actress Salinas perform during the presentation of the musical play Aventurera at Black Berry Theater in 2017 in Mexico City

Salinas’ fame in Mexico grew so big that Hollywood producers noticed. 

Carmen was cast opposite Denzel Washington in the 2004 acclaimed thriller Man On Fire. 

She was working when she had her shocking stroke. Carmen was in the middle of filming the telenovela Mi fortuna es amarte when she passed.

The luminary was playing the role of Doña Margarita Domínguez, a ‘grand dame.’ 

Family time: The star had been wed to Pedro Plascencia from 1956 until 1971 and together they had two children: son Pedro and Maria. Seen in 2006

Family time: The star had been wed to Pedro Plascencia from 1956 until 1971 and together they had two children: son Pedro and Maria. Seen in 2006 

Her political career began later in her life.

She had a seat in the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress.

And she served on the Gender Equality, Radio and Television, and Health Commissions.

The star had been wed to Pedro Plascencia from 1956 until 1971, and together they had two children: son Pedro and daughter Maria. 

At the time of her death Carmen had seven grandchildren. 

It was shared in a statement from her family that information on her funeral would be shared at a later date.

And the family also thanked her fans for their tributes. 

Politics too: Her political career began later in her life. She had a seat in the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. And she served on the Gender Equality, Radio and Television, and Health Commissions. Seen in March 2020

Politics too: Her political career began later in her life. She had a seat in the Chamber of Deputies for the LXIII Legislature of the Mexican Congress. And she served on the Gender Equality, Radio and Television, and Health Commissions. Seen in March 2020



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