Mexican Telenovela star, Edith Gonzalez dies at 54
Mexican soap opera star Edith González died on Thursday after three years of battling ovarian cancer. The famous Telenovela actress was 54.
González’s telenovela credits include “Corazón Salvaje,” “Mujer de Madera,” “Doña Barbara,” “Palabra de Mujer,” “Las Bravo” and “Eva la Trailera.” In Eva la Trailera, she played the role of Eva Soler, the wife of Armando Montez who was a chronic cheat and even cheated on her with her niece.
González started her career as a child actor in the 1970s and had spent decades working in Mexican television, film and theatre. She played strong female roles in some of the most popular telenovelas, or Spanish-language soap operas.
www.variety.com stated that The National Association of Actors confirmed her death Thursday morning. Edith González was born in 1964 Monterrey, Mexico. She began her acting career as a child actor in the 1970s.
González announced her diagnosis in 2016 with an Instagram post of her lying in a hospital bed.
After her 2016 cancer diagnosis, Edith González frequently spoke out about her cancer. She went into remission a year later, but the cancer recently returned.
In the midst of cancer treatments, she appeared on the cover of Hola! magazine in 2017 with husband Lorenzo Lazo. González said in the feature of her cancer, “I am not a warrior, I am a lover of life.”
Like a dogged fighter, Edith González remained open about her illness with her fans since, keeping them updated about her treatment and progress online and in interviews. She didn’t keep quiet about what she was feeling and how much she was doing to battle cancer to the ground.
She was married to economist Lorenzo Lazo Margáin, and had a teenage daughter from a previous relationship. She was reportedly receiving treatment at Angeles Interlomas hospital in Mexico City when she died.
Fans have been paying tribute and celebrating her work since news of her death broke. Many Telemundo lovers have taken to their Facebook and Twitter account to pay tribute to the talented actress who didn’t allow cancer keep her down.
She is survived by her husband, Lazo, and daughter Constanza. González’s official Instagram posted a picture of the actress and her daughter on Thursday.
May her soul rest in peace.