This Wednesday, September 6th, the entertainment community was struck with sorrow upon hearing the news of actor and director Rodrigo Ruiz’s passing. With roles in several melodramas that made waves in Mexico, Ruiz had a significant impact on the entertainment scene.
Ruiz’s résumé included impressive roles in the telenovela “Imperio de Mentiras,” the 2019 version of “Cuna de lobos,” “Caer en tentación,” “Candidata,” “Mujeres asesinas,” and “Yo no creo en los hombres,” to name just a few.
What did Rodrígo Ruiz die of?
While the exact cause of Ruiz’s death has not yet been clarified, as of this article’s publication, the ANDI’s official Instagram account confirmed the tragic news this morning.
In 2021, Ruiz bravely shared a personal revelation with his followers. Through his social media, he detailed his diagnosis of colon cancer, admitting the crushing weight of the news. “After a week of uncertainty and many studies, came one of the worst news of my life, I felt the world was coming down on me to know that a colon cancer with metastasis was already in my body,” he poignantly wrote.
Amid his battle, Ruiz frequently took to his Instagram account, not only requesting prayers as he underwent chemotherapy but also urging his followers to take preventive measures against colon cancer. His resilience shone through, with photos often depicting his enduring spirit.
The question remains whether Ruiz emerged victorious in his fight against cancer or whether he battled it till his last breath. Further information on this matter is anticipated in the coming days.
Ruiz’s last post on social media came on August 14th, as he marked his 57th birthday. He shared an image of himself cutting a birthday cake, reflecting on two years of his intense battle. He wrote, “Happy birthday to me, two years of fighting for my life, I can only thank God, our mother and the child God of Prague, for not letting go of my hand. Let’s go for life”.
The entertainment industry will undoubtedly miss the vigor and talent Rodrigo Ruiz brought to each role.