Friday, February 20, 2015

RIP Frank Ramirez

Actor Frank Ramirez dies at age 65

El Heraldo
20 February 2015

After an arduous fight against cancer and Parkinson’s disease, Yopal born actor died yesterday in Bogotá • His work transcended in the history of cinema and television providers in this country.

After 25 years of fighting cancer and Parkinson Colombian actor Frank Ramirez lost the battle, and died Thursday at Marly Clinic in Bogotá.

The actor, born in Yopal on February 12, 1950, is recognized for his long career in television, and for being one of the first Colombians to reach Hollywood.

He was a director and actor in many theatrical productions. His most memorable appearances are in telenovelas: Why the hell ?; Dog love; El Gallo de Oro; Sins, La saga, Family Business.

Ramirez also broke into the world of the big screen, participating in films like The Eagles Do Not Hunt Flies; The Strategy of Caracol; A Man of Principle; and The Wrath of God, among others.

The last character, he played was Hector Salamanca, the uncle of the villain known as 'El Tuco' at Metastasis series, which is currently being issued.

Frank Ramirez was also passionate about painting. In his spare time was inspired and painted in one of the rooms of his house, which he managed to paint hundreds of pictures by himself.

Friends and close colleagues have spoken about the actor through different social networks, lamenting the loss of this Colombian actor icon.

"Master you left without saying goodbye ... it Frank Ramirez, eternal in our hearts," trilled from his personal Twitter account, Fernando Solorzano.

"May a choir of angels with you, dear friend, colleague and teacher of performing arts #Frank Ramirez RIP !! Always in my heart, "he noted Diva Colombia Amparo Grisales.

Born: 2/12/1950, Yopal, Colombia
Died: 2/19/2015, Bogota, Colombia

Frank Ramirez’s westerns – actor:
Smith – 1969 (Gabriel Jimmyboy
The High Chaparral (TV) – 1969 (Santos)
The Outcasts (TV) – 1969 (Martinez)
The Wrath of God – 1972 (Carlos Mareno)
Gunsmoke (TV) – 1973 (Breed)

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