Monday, August 6, 2012

RIP Jorge Luke

Mexican actor Jorge Luke died Saturday August 4, 2012 morning at the age of 69 years of natural causes. Although but unconfirmed sources say he died of cardiac arrest, after suffering from two weeks of deep depression.

The prestigious Mexican actor was born in Mexico City in 1942, had a brilliant career in film in Mexico and the United States of over 100 films, he was also the leading man in 80 picture books, and made appearances on soap operas and TV series and in musical theater. He is survived by his daughter Shaula Vega.

His brilliant career started in the 1960's being the lead singer of the band The Rippers thanks to the influence of his brother Pepe Luke, troubadour and bolero.

Later George in the 1970's, seeking versatility in the entertainment world he launched his career as an actor in the film industry debuting in the film "The Garden of Aunt Isabel" and "The Gates of Paradise "(1971). That same year, the doors of Hollywood  opened with "River of Gold" (1971).

His acting career continued with such International productions as "Nevada Smith" (1975), "The Return of a Man Called Horse" (1976), "Sunburn", "Eagle's Wing" (1979) “Mexico in Flames” (1981) and "Clear and present danger" with Harrison Ford (1994).

LUKE, Jorge (Jorge Obscura Lango)
Born: 1942, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Died: 8/4/2012, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Jorge Luke’s westerns – actor:
Eagle's Wing - 1979 (Red Sky)
Mexico in Flames - 1981 (Emiliano Zapata)


  1. Other Westerns were "Ulzana's Raid" with Burt Lancaster, "Foxtrot" with Max von Sidow and Charlotte Rampling, and "The Revengers" with William Holden and Susan Hayward.

    He was also a member of experimental rock band "Los Cinco", with Doug Messenger who was later guitarist and arranger for Van Morrison.

  2. I met Jorge Luke in Mexico, during the filming of The Return of a Man Called Horse. He was sensitive, intelligent and a perfect gentleman. I recently posted a photo of he and I together, which has touched many hearts... RIP, Jorge.

  3. Just watched Ulzanas Raid again and Jorge damn near stole the show which ain't easy as it starred a very good Burt Lancaster. Jorge was one good looking Apache. Cool role cool Mexican. RIP