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Many Of Us Grew Up Watching Her On TV, Now Edith González Has Died After Battle With Cancer

While fans hoped the rumors of her death that swirled on Thursday morning were false (it wouldn’t be the first time a fake death started trending on Twitter), beloved Mexican actress Edith González, who famously battled cancer, has died.

Mexican journalist Mara Patricia Castañeda confirmed the news about the telenovela star’s death at the age of 54.

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Mara Patricia gave a few details about Edith’s tragic loss, revealing in a telephone interview with Televisa morning show ‘HOY’ that the star had passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Ángeles Interlomas hospital in Mexico City. She said that actress Leticia Calderón, one of Edith’s closest friends, was the person who confirmed the information first hand and asked that Mara be the one to break the devastating news.

No cause of death has yet been confirmed, but it is speculated that it is related to ovarian cancer with which she was diagnosed in 2016.

The National Association of Actors, to which many of the actress’ friends belong, would like her to lie in state at the Jorge Negrete Theater located in the Mexican capital.

In 2017, Edith graced the cover of HOLA! Mexico to say “I am not a warrior, I am a lover of life.”

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She took to the cover with her husband Lorenzo Lazo and said she was living, not fighting, as she faced her illness.

Following her cancer diagnosis, Gonzalez confirmed that she underwent various surgeries to have her lymph nodes, ovaries and uterus removed. In a 2019 interview on “Un Nuevo Dia,” Gonzalez said that her father, who suffered from cancer, had been her inspiration. Gonzalez said in the interview, “I said to myself: if my father can, I can.”

Her devasting death comes after a long and illustrious career in Mexican television.

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Gonzalez was born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, in the northern part of Mexico on December 10, 1964. Gonzalez’s father, Efrain, was an accountant, her mother was a stay-at-home mom.

Gonzalez first got the acting bug in childhood when she was cast in “El Rey los Gorilas” in 1976 at the age of 10, according to an online bio.

During her storied career, Gonzalez was seen on the Televisa, Telemundo and TV Azteca networks. During her time with Azteca, which began in 2010, Gonzalez was seen in the telenovela, “Cielo Rojo,” and the reality show, “The Academy.” Gonzalez prior reality TV experience saw her appear as a judge on the show, “Dancing for a Dream.”

But she’s perhaps best known for her roles in “Corazón Salvaje”, which is known as one of the most memorable and sucessful telenovelas of all time. She also had leading roles in “Nunca te olvidaré”, “Salomé”, and “Doña Bárbara.”

News of Salomé’s death was met with emotional reactions all across Mexico.

Even the hosts of Mexico’s “Programa Hoy”, were feeling extremely emotional as they confirmed the news on this morning’s program.

The outpouring of grief has been huge, especially with Latinos in Mexico and the US.

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She was a very visible woman in the homes of millions of Mexicans and Latinos in the US. Losing someone who you grew up with, even if only on the TV, has left many mourners in shock.

Many remembered her for her roles which portrayed her as a strong, powerful woman.

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From “Corazón Salvaje” to “Salomé” and “Doña Bárbara,” Edith González was known to take on roles that let her shine as the powerful, strong woman she was in real life.

Others took to Twitter to share their memories of the actress and how important she was to their families.

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Like for real though, how many of us would spend afternoons with our families watching her on the TV?! She was iconic.

Many noted how they grew up watching Edith Gonzalez with their abuelas, tias, and mamis.

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“Salomé” had to be my abuela’s favorite TV show ever.

For some, her telenovelas were many people’s introduction to the genre.

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“Corazón Salvaje” remains to this day one of the most successful and memorable telenovelas in history. So it makes sense that many people knew her first from this iconic role.

Her death has been mourned by people all around the world.

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Apparently, telenovelas know no borders as one user tweeted how she knew Edith from watching “Nunca te olvidaré” across the world in Indonesia.

Descansa en paz, Edith González!

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Translation: I am still in shock. Edith González was one of those women that inspired many with her struggle, her talent, and her beauty – always with a smile. I will admire her always. I send a so much love and strength to her daughter, husband, and family. Fly high beautiful!

Your Zodiac Sign Says If You Were A Telenovela Star You Would Be…

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Your Zodiac Sign Says If You Were A Telenovela Star You Would Be…

Telenovelas are funny things. We make fun of our moms, hell and even dads, for being so addicted to these melodramatic storylines but we can help but binge them ourselves. However, we admit that they don’t make telenovelas like they used to. If we had to pick a golden era of telenovelas we would say it is between the 90s and mid-2000s. The lead characters were classic beauties with strong personalities that we identified with — especially when they stood for building their squads over arranged relationships. Here’s what telenovela lead you are most like according to the stars and moons that align with your horoscope sign.

Aries

You are a rebel at heart. Te vale lo que piensen los demás because it’s your life to live after all. You are a natural-born leader and you know how to take charge of a team. It makes sense that the telenovela character you are most like is Roberta from “Rebelde.” The RBD singer was constantly pressured by her mom to get into a relationship with Diego who wasn’t exactly the best match for her. Like yourself, Roberta always stood up for herself and her squad and that’s what your friends love most about you.

Taurus

You are a giver who has a heart of gold. People tend to judge you by your cover, whether it’s by your physical looks or your introverted personality. Once people get to know you, they are immediately attracted to you and cannot get enough of you. You are most like Betty from “Betty La Fea” because of your FIERCE determination to succeed and selfless heart.

Gemini

Geminis have a bad rap. They’re often frowned upon for having a double personality but Geminis know that you are multi-faceted. You know how to code-switch based on your environment and that always gives you a leg up. This is why you are most like María from “María la del Barrio.” She never let insults get to her instead, she hustled her way to the top and was able to overcome even the most ruthless villains, Soraya. No matter what hurdles come your way you are able to conquer it all.

Cancer

Cancer, you are such a powerful sign you don’t only take one character, you take the entire “Amigas y Rivales” crew. Like these ladies, you are invested in self-care and you love to be in personal sanctuaries. Usually, these safe spaces are in the presence of your homegirls who have your back no matter what. You would be lost without your girls and they wouldn’t be the same without you. They are blessed to have you in their circle.

Leo

Rubí has to be the FIERCEst telenovela character of them all. Like you, Leo, Rubí always strived to do better. You never settle and always work your hardest to get to the top. Aside from your ambitious qualities, you are also known for your charming persona that attracts everyone around you. One other thing that no one can deny is your beauty and how well you rock a bold, red lip.

Virgo

Virgo, you are known for being cool and disciplined. You know how to use your intelligence to get through difficult situations and that’s why you are very much like the smart kids of “Clase 406.” As smart as you are, you also don’t take yourself too seriously. You know how to use the other side of your brain and enjoy a good time with your besties.

Libra

“Marimar” is a classic because she was loved by many as you are. You are both very free in spirit and always look out for your loved ones. Both of you have been misunderstood at times and even treated unfairly but you always stand up for what’s right y no te dejas. People always know that they can lean on you for support and that is a very unique quality that is not found in many. You are a special one, Libra.

Scorpio

You are a savage one, Scorpio. You go to great lengths to get what you want and sometimes that intimidates other people. If you don’t stand up for yourself, who will? That’s why you are most like Paola and Paulina Bracho of “La Usurpadora.” You always come up with a killer masterplan to tackle any problem that gets in the way of your goal.

Sagittarius

You are a big-time dreamer and that’s why it makes sense that your telenovela sign is the “Soñadoras” squad. Like any young adult you are struggling with parents not understanding you, complications at work and your significant other being a pain sometimes. However, you can’t help but dream up scenarios where you see yourself thriving. This is what makes you such a pleasure to be around — you never let things get to you, you always look past your obstacles and imagine ways to get past them. What makes you most like the “Soñadoras” is that you are an intellect.

Capricorn

They say, “esa hembra es mala” but we say they just don’t understand that being ambitious doesn’t always make you a bad person. This is why you are most like Teresa. Your persistent traits lead people to believe that all you care about is yourself and your finances, but much like Teresa you know very well that you look after your loved ones. Ambition aside, people in your circle know that when you love, you love hard and this includes your family, friends as much as your significant other.

Aquarius

You are known for being a big thinker, much like “El Clón.” You are independent and mysterious, so it takes a while before people get to understand who you really are. Although you are introverted you are friendly and you enjoy being in a light-hearted environment. Like “El Clón” your heart is torn at the moment but trust, you will find your way. You are loyal and those who you trust most will guide you on the right path.

Pisces

Pisces, you have learned a ton from your mistakes. You have been through friends who have betrayed you, painful relationships with significant others and not the best time at work. However, what they say about building strength through your tribulations is true. That’s why you are most like the favorite “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino.” You’ve been through it all and through your journey, you have matured into someone who knows how to make better judgment even when you face a fork in the road. You’re maturing and your glo up is something beautiful to witness.

Pick Your PokéSquad And We Will Match You With The Novela Villain You Are Clearly Meant To Be

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Pick Your PokéSquad And We Will Match You With The Novela Villain You Are Clearly Meant To Be

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Pokémon has a special place in the hearts of millions around the world. Even the most evil of people can’t help but love the little pocket monsters they grew up with. We can only assume that that goes for the novela villains that have haunted our dreams since we first saw them on tv. If you’ve ever wondered what novela villain you are meant to be, this quiz will use Pokémon to show you.

Pick Your PokéSquad And We Will Match You With The Novela Villain You Are Clearly Meant To Be
Teresa

Just like you, your Pokémon have to keep up appearances. We aren't talking about just looking beautiful, but also being a tough opponent for whoever crosses your path. Obviously, you have some strong Teresa vibes and your Pokémon picks prove it.
Catalina Creel

You are all about the hidden strengths and surprises. That's why you picked the Pokémon that have so much more to them than you first see. Sure, they are all pretty powerful when trained right but their evolutions and continued strength proves that you are Catalina Creel.
Soraya Montenegro

Sweet, innocent, and full of venom. There is something so terrifying about someone, or somePokémon, who possess all three in equal parts. You and your PokéSquad are part of that impressively terrifying team. Congrats, Soraya. You know your Pokémon.
Olimpia Mercouri

You keep things classic and kind in most situations. At least, that's what you want them to think. In a matter of seconds, you can turn on those around you and make them all regret crossing you. We won't be messing with you or your fierce PokéSquad.

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