Telenovela star Edith Gonzalez dies at 54 after 3-year battle with cancer

The actor had announced the diagnosis in 2016 through an Instagram post where she said the doctors had discovered cancerous tissue in her abdomen and entered remission in 2017. It, however, returned sometime this year.


                            Telenovela star Edith Gonzalez dies at 54 after 3-year battle with cancer

Mexican actor Edith Gonzalez succumbed to cancer on the morning of June 13 after battling it for three years. The same was confirmed by Mexican news agency Notimex and the TV stations Televisa and TV Azteca for which she worked.

The actor had announced the diagnosis in 2016 through an Instagram post where she said the doctors had discovered cancerous tissue in her abdomen and entered remission in 2017. It, however, returned sometime this year. 

Gonzalez appeared on the cover of Hola! magazine in 2017  when she was still being treated and spoke about fighting cancer. According to a report in Variety, she had then said, "I am not a warrior, I am a lover of life.” The actor whose credits include 'Corazón Salvaje', 'Mujer de Madera', 'Doña Barbara', 'Palabra de Mujer', 'Las Bravo' and 'Eva la Trailera,' began to speak out more about cancer in an attempt create awareness.

She even continued to work through her treatment and was seen most recently in 'This Is My Style', a Mexican reality show. Upon hearing the news of Gonzalez' passing, actress Michelle Renaud wrote on social media "Goodbye beautiful soul! What an honor to have met you and share spaces!"

Gonzalez began her career in the 1970s and has since worked on a number of Spanish soap operas, films and theater productions in Mexico. She worked in the industry for over four decades. She is also the first actress to feature in the lead role in the musical 'Aventurera', which is one of the longest-running shows in Mexico.

In the show, she played the role of a woman who was abandoned by her mother as a child and becomes a sex worker. Gonzalez is survived by her husband, Lazo, and daughter Constanza and a picture of her with her daughter was posted June 13 on her official Instagram account in her memory.

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