The telenovela star had been in a coma since November when she had a stroke.
Carmen Salinas, an actress known for her roles in several telenovelas, has died. She was 82.
The Mexican actress, who had been in a coma since she suffered a stroke in November, died on Thursday. Salinas’ family announced her death on Twitter Friday, sharing a black-and-white photo of the late matriarch, with a quote: “For his painful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.”
“With great sorrow, we inform you that leading actress Carmen Salinas passed away today, December 9, 2021,” the family wrote in a statement, noting that details about her memorial would be shared at a later date.
“We appreciate everybody’s messages of support and signs of respect toward our family,” the statement continued. “As well as the symbols of affection and prayers that toasted our beloved Carmelita Salinas.”
In addition to her storied acting career, Salinas was also active in politics, as a member of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party. She was elected plurinominal federal deputy in 2015, holding office until 2018.