Edith Gonzalez, Telenovela star, dies at 54

  • 14-June-2019

Mexican telenovela star Edith Gonzalez died Thursday, three years after she was diagnosed to have ovarian cancer.

She was 54.

Her passing was affirmed by the official Mexican news agency Notimex and the TV stations for which she worked, Televisa and TV Azteca.

The actress uncovered in August 2016 that doctors discovered cancerous tissue in her abdomen. Her cancer entered remission in 2017 however returned at some point this year.

She is survived by her husband, Lorenzo Lazo, and 14-year-old girl, Constanza.

A photo of Gonzalez and her little girl posted to her official Instagram on Thursday amassed in excess of 14,000 remarks from celebrity friends and fans.

"Goodbye beautiful soul! What an honor to have met you and share spaces!" Mexican actress Michelle Renaud commented.

Morning show have Andrea Legarreta called Gonzalez an "loving warrior" and a case for women.

Best known for her role in the soap "Salomé," Gonzalez kept on working up until her death, most as of late as a judge on the Mexican reality show "This Is My Style."

Gonzalez started her profession as a child actor in the late 1970s and showed up in many telenovelas, movies and theater productions in Mexico for more than four decades.

She is outstanding for her lead role as Monica in the 1993 telenovela "Corazón Salvaje," "Doña Barbara and "Los ricos tambien lloran."

Gonzalez was additionally the first actress to lead the pack in the musical "Aventurera" - one the longest-running shows in Mexico.

After she was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, she constantly spoke about her treatments and the subsequent hair loss. She appeared on magazine covers, shared encouraging messages on social media and took speaking engagements to address cancer prevention.

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