Translated From: Isabel Torres, star of ‘Veneno’, dies at 52
Discovered on: 2022-02-11 09:00:35
The actress and presenter Isabel Torres has died this Friday, February 11 at the age of 52 due to lung cancer, which she had been treating for several years. It was her family that broke the news through social networks: “Today, February 11, 2022, we say goodbye to Isabel. Although her family and friends deeply feel her loss, we know that wherever she goes she will have fun as only she knows how. Thank you for all the shows of affection and concern. She has left feeling very loved and protected”.
The protagonist of ‘Veneno’ announced a year ago that she had suffered a relapse of lung cancer that she had been diagnosed with in 2018 and that she had not revealed until March 2020. She assured that, despite the fact that there were cancer cells that had disappeared thanks to the treatment to which he had undergone, new ones had appeared, seriously aggravating his situation.
Aware of her state of health, Isabel said goodbye through Instagram last November. ”This is the last video I am going to make because I have been very sick and I wanted to tell you how I am. In principle, they gave me two months to live. Let’s see if I get over them, and if not, what are we going to do. Life is so capricious,” she expressed. “Life is beautiful and you have to live it. If I get out of this I will reconnect, and if I don’t get out, it has been a pleasure to live this experience called life. See you soon if God willing, and if not, see you in heaven, ”she concluded.
a pioneer woman
In 1996, Isabel Torres became the first trans woman to have her ID adapted to her sexual identity. She did it in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in her land, from where she has promoted the defense of the rights of the LGTBIQ collective for decades and where she participated in the Carnival to also become the first transsexual candidate for Queen. There she, moreover, was going to be named Favorite Daughter next June.
Throughout his life he participated in numerous television programs, such as ‘Where are you heart’, ‘El programa de Ana Rosa’ or ‘Channel Nº 4′. In addition, he presented ‘Nos voy pa’ la playa’ on Antena 3 Canarias in 2010, although his most recognized role would come from ‘Veneno’, the Atresmedia series created by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo about the figure of Cristina Ortiz La Veneno. Her work was praised by the audience and also by the critics, as reflected in the Ondas Award that she received in 2020 in the category of Best Female Performer in National Fiction.