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Mexican actor Joaquin Cordero dies

Posted on Feb 21, 02:19PM | IANS

Mexico City, Feb 21 : Actor Joaquin Cordero died at his home in the Mexican capital, the secretary of the ANDA actors guild told EFE. He was 89.

Cordero was "one of the most beloved people in ANDA", Amparo Garrido said.

While Garrido did not specify a cause of death, Mexican media suggested the actor fell into a depression after the death of his wife, Alma, seven months ago.

Cordero was also recovering from an embolism.

Born Aug 16, 1923, in the central city of Puebla, Cordero was among the last surviving figures from the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, when he appeared alongside artists such as Mario Moreno "Cantinflas", Pedro Infante and Carmen Montejo.

Cordero made more than 200 films over seven decades and was later a featured performer in telenovelas, including "Destilando amor", "Fuego en la Sangre" and "La Madrastra".