Monday, February 22, 2016

RIP Alberto Rojas

Alberto Rojas "El Caballo" has died a victim of bladder cancer
The Mexican comedian was one of the pillars of the age of the Mexican cinema sex comedies

February 22, 2016

The actor Alberto Rojas "El Caballo", one of the most popular comedians of Mexican cinema in the 70s and 80s, died on the afternoon of February 21, 2016 because of bladder cancer suffering. He was 72 years old.

The comedian, who remained hospitalized since January 2016, had been kept away from the stage in the last months of his life, because of his health worsened. The news of his death was confirmed by Television Shows.

Alberto Rojas "El Caballo" was diagnosed with bladder cancer in August 2015. He underwent a treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, but then turned to another that included marijuana, reported TV notes.

Along with the likes of Peter Weber "Chatanuga" Rafael Inclán and Alfonso Zayas, "El Caballo" was one of the pillars of the era of film ficheras or sex comedies in Mexico.

One of the first characters by Alberto Rojas in the cinema was in the film "Santo and the Treasure of Dracula" in 1969. He rose to fame with films like “Las golfas del talón” (1979), “Muñecas de medianoche” (1979), "La pulquería 2” (1982), “Las perfumadas” (1983), “Esta noche cena Pancho” (1986), “Dos cuates a todo dar” (1990) and “Papito querido” (1991), among others.

His last performance in Mexican cinema was in the film " El crimen del cácaro Gumaro" in 2014, with Ana de la Reguera, Jesus Ochoa and Andrés Bustamante.

ROJAS, Alberto
Born:  1948, Mexico
Died: 2/21/2016, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Alberto Rojas’ westerns – actor:
Bang bang al hoyo – 1971
El siete vidas - 1980

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