Translated From: Isabel Torres, actress of ‘Veneno’, dies at 52


Discovered on: 2022-02-11 11:41:00

The artist suffered from lung cancer that she has not managed to overcome. In November the doctors had told her that she only had two months to live.

The actress Isabel Torres, 52, interpreter of the series Veneno, has died after suffering from terminal lung cancer, as reported by her relatives through her official Instagram account. The artist had received the Ondas Award for her role in the popular series and her fight for the rights of trans people, for whom Torres was a true reference.

Isabel Torres, originally from the Canary Islands, was an activist in defense of the rights of trans people, and had played Cristina Ortiz “La Veneno” in the third of the three stages of the artist’s life that were reflected in the series by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo. A role for which she was awarded at the last Ondas Awards.

It was just a few days before the award ceremony for her role when the actress and activist reported through her social networks that the cancer she was suffering from was terminal and she would not be able to pick it up. “In principle, they have given me two months to live, let’s see if I get over them and, if not, what are we going to do,” he said in an Instagram video. Finally, it was almost three months before her family reported his death this Friday.

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As reflected in the obituary of Canarias 7, Isabel has always been characterized by being combative and defender of the rights of those who most needed it. “Born on July 14, 1969, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, He has not stopped for a single second to fight to fulfill his dreams and to break all barriers that has been found in its path. In 1996 a young Isabel Torres became the first transsexual woman in the Canary Islands to adapt her DNI to her gender identitythanks to the recognition of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands, without the need to go to the Supreme Court,” explains the newspaper’s obituary.

In 2005 Torres broke another barrier with her candidacy for Queen of the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Carnival, being the first trans woman to run. She was a familiar face on television and the local media until reaching the top with her participation in Veneno. Undoubtedly the most important job of her career and that precisely coincided with her cancer diagnosis.

The creators of the series, Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi, has reacted immediately to the news, showing broken by the death of their muse and friend and dedicating some tender words of farewell: “Fuck. No. Isabel. I love you, I respect you, I admire you and I will miss you so much… Thank you for everything you have given us,” Calvo wrote alongside an image of the actress. “You are effort, talent, courage, beauty. Power. I will always carry you inside. Rest, my love,” Ambrossi adds in his message.

Her companions, Daniela Santiago and Jedet, the actresses who embodied Cristina Ortiz in the other two stages of her life and with whom Isabel Torres shared the leading role in Veneno, have also dedicated some beautiful words to her. “She flies high, brave companion. Thank you for what you have experienced, thank you for everything. My heart is broken,” writes Jedet.

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