- Mayrín Villanueva breaks the silence on the death of Octavio Ocaña
- “Silvita” from Vecinos remembers the young actor days after his tragic death
- “Fortunately I had the pleasure of meeting that smile”
Mayrín Villanueva breaks silence. The murder of the young 22-year-old actor, Octavio Ocaña, has been talked about throughout Mexico, as his tragic death still remains unsolved. Family and friends remember him as the charismatic human being that he was and also do not forget his much loved character in the Mexican series “Neighbors”.
Days after his death, Mayrín Villanueva, known for playing “Silva Olvera” in the comedy where Octavio appeared as “Benito Rivers” recalled the good times he spent with the actor. The actress opened her heart and breaks the silence about the murder of her colleague.
Mayrín Villanueva breaks the silence on the death of Octavio Ocaña
It was during an interview on the morning program Hoy that the artist was interviewed to promote her new telenovela and the hosts could not help asking her about the murder of Octavio Ocaña. Immediately “Silvita” as she was known in the series remembers him with great affection.
It should be remembered that it was on Saturday October 30 when the death of Ocaña was confirmed, who gave life to “Benito” in the Mexican production “Neighbors”. His character was a small and friendly boy who, ironically, did not want to be an actor but his parents did the ‘unthinkable’ to convince him and make him succeed in the world of acting.
Mayrín Villanueva played Silvita and breaks the silence to remember Benito Rivers
The famous actress Mayrín Villanueva worked for many years alongside “Benito Rivers” as the 22-year-old actor was known, who was killed by a shot in the head while fleeing from the police. And “Silvita” spoke about her colleague and what it was like to work with him when he was so young.
“Fortunately I had the pleasure of meeting that smile. That freshness that captivated us all since I was 5 years old. We fell asleep recording the scenes! ”Recalled the artist who played“ Silvita ”in the comedy“ Neighbors ”. This production began in 2005, being a success in Mexico.
“We all end up being like Octavio’s parents,” says Mayrín Villanueva when he breaks the silence
In the beginning, Ocaña was the only child in the cast of “Neighbors”, so he won the affection of all the viewers who enjoyed the inconsistencies of “Benito Rivers”, a boy who did not want to be an actor but his father “Frankie Rivers ”It forced him. Now the whole country is devastated by the sensitive loss.
Even Mayrín Villanueva mentioned that: “We all end up being like Octavio’s parents. I can only say that it was a pleasure to enjoy that child. All together, Darío (Ripoll), Lalo Spain, Pablo Valentín, everyone. That part everyone did for fun. Finally Neighbors It is a program full of love and much affection from all of us ”, added Villanueva.
“Let it fly high,” says goodbye to his colleague Mayrín Villanueva when he breaks the silence in an interview about the death of Octavio Ocaña
Finally, “Silvita” dedicated a few words to his colleague: “Let him fly high, let him be one more soul who takes care of us along the way. Today I feel you more than ever, my Tavito ”. He had previously left a message on his Twitter: “Frustration, pain, I can’t take off that face of joy. Life filled us. Your laughter, jokes, that energy in each program ”.
He also added in his social network account: “Your genuine charisma and talent. What will you miss us! Fly high, Octavio. A hug and all my love for the family ”. Both artists worked together for several years building a beautiful friendship that remains intact between the actors to this day. TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE.
“I saw him grow up, I played with him, I carried him”: Darío Ripoll, actor from Vecinos, remembers Octavio Ocaña
Undoubtedly, the departure of the young actor Octavio Ocaña, who played the character of Benito in the series Neighbors and who died as a result of a gunshot to the head, had a deep impact on both family members and his colleagues and friends, as well as actor Darío. Ripoll, who was devastated.
“I think that, like all of us, we are very sad, it has been news that has caught us all by surprise. You know that in this industry, in this career, very solid ties are made with many fellow actors and more in this program (referring to Neighbors), which has been going on for so many years, said Darío Ripoll.
How would Darío Ripoll like people to remember Benito?
Journalist Joanna Vega Biestro asked Darío Ripoll, actor from Necinos, how he would like the public to remember Octavio Ocaña, to which he replied that, more than everything that has been said about the way he died, precisely that It is the most important thing: remembering it for what it was.
“(You have to) remember him with that charisma, with that spark, that child so funny who brought so many joys and so many smiles to Mexican homes, and not only in Mexico, you know that this program is seen in many countries of the world, in Latin America, Central America, in many cities in the United States, and remember what he was like: a funny child, a healthy kid ”.
Vecinos actor says he never saw Benito doing something wrong
Before concluding this interview, Darío Ripoll, given the allegations that Octavio Ocaña had been drinking alcoholic beverages and consuming marijuana for two days before his tragic death, assured that he never saw him doing anything wrong, in addition to sharing that he was a very joking guy .
“He spent his time making jokes like everyone in the cast and (I want) to remember him as he was, a guy who filled us all with joy with his charisma, with his good humor and with his talent,” said the Vecinos actor, who jumped to fame for playing the character of Luis Sanromán in this popular series.
Darío Ripoll does not want to get into trouble and avoids giving his opinion on the official version of the causes of death
Finally, when asked whether he believed in the official version of the authorities on the cause of death of Octavio Ocaña, the actor from Neighbors, obviously uncomfortable, revealed that he did not want to give his opinion on this matter, since it considers that this only corresponds to the authorities.
“The Prosecutor’s Office of the State of Mexico has to do a very, very thorough investigation, and if they have to explain this with apples and lemons, they have to do it. They have to continue the investigations because for many it is not clear, ”said Darío Ripoll, who on his Twitter account confessed to being angry and in pain over this sad news.
“No one is going to return us to Octavio Ocaña”
When seeing this sad interview of the actor from Neighbors, Darío Ripoll, users did not allow much time to pass to express their points of view: “We know that no matter what happens, no one is going to return Octavio Ocaña to us, but there must be justice because, seriously, the police are rubbish, nefarious, filth and more in those areas ”.
“How sad that no one from the cast went to his funeral. If he had been in a drunken state he would not have moved at all, those damn dogs killed him, but life will take care of charging them double. The best revenge is time ”,“ If that happens with public figures, what awaits us? ”.
Why didn’t the cast of Neighbors attend Benito’s funeral?
Something that drew our attention, despite the fact that several of them expressed themselves in their respective social networks, is why the members of the Neighbors cast did not attend the funeral of Octavio Ocaña, who played the character of Benito in this series, and a user seems to have the expected response:
“It would not have been wise for the cast of Neighbors to be present at Benito’s funeral because the attendees would have paid more attention to them than to the tragedy that his family, friends and people who love him are experiencing.” expressed a netizen, provoking both reactions for and against (TO WATCH THE VIDEO CLICK HERE).