Multimedios broadcaster Miguel Ángel Karcz’s battle with cancer and dies at 39

Miguel Ángel Karcz, prominent Multimedios broadcaster, succumbs to cancer, leaving a profound mark on Mexican journalism and entertainment.

On September 13, 2023, the world of journalism and entertainment was shaken by the unexpected loss of Miguel Ángel Karcz. His passing, at the young age of 39, was confirmed on the TV program “Vivalavi,” where fellow presenters and the entire team at Multimedios expressed their profound sorrow.

The cause of Karcz’s untimely death was cancer, a battle he had been fighting for some time. Luis Carlos Ortiz, a close colleague and friend, shared a heartfelt message: “An endearing colleague, Miguel Karcz, whom we greatly appreciate, has just left us due to the cancer that afflicted him. We offer our deepest condolences to the family. Our souls embrace all his relatives, parents, and friends. We at Multimedios are deeply shocked and grieve from the depths of our souls.”

During his birthday celebrations in May, Karcz shared a poignant post on Instagram. He acknowledged his challenging year and highlighted the moments of joy. “My production family. It was a complicated year, but it also had its good moments. Thank you all,” he wrote.

Miguel Ángel Karcz was the voice of Canal 6 and beyond

Born on May 11, 1984, in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Miguel Ángel Karcz was destined for a career in media. His early passion for journalism saw him capturing events with a camera, leading him to study Communication Sciences at Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Karcz’s talent was evident early on. He joined the “Hora Libre” program on Nuevo León’s channel 28 as a producer during his second semester. Seeking to hone his skills further, he went to New Zealand for studies, returning to graduate with honors from Tec in Monterrey. His ambitions then took him to the United States, where he immersed himself in production and broadcasting.

By 25, he was back in Mexico, joining Multimedios as the general production coordinator. But it wasn’t long before his distinctive voice led him to become both the official voice of Canal 6 and the host of Telediario CDMX. Additionally, he worked on weekend newscasts in Mexico City alongside Deborah Estrella and Rodrigo Rico.

A memorable encounter with AC/DC’s original voice

One of Karcz’s career highlights was his 2019 interview with Dave Evans, AC/DC’s original frontman. Their lively conversation, marked by genuine camaraderie, showcased Karcz’s fluid English and ability to connect deeply with his guests. Evans hinted at potential music releases in Mexico and shared his love for the nation, even revealing plans for his tequila brand.

The final broadcasts from Miguel Ángel Karcz took place in July before his health took a turn for the worse. The news of his death has left an undeniable void in Mexican media. While details about the exact nature of his cancer might remain private, the impact of his work and legacy will resonate for years.