Translated From: The ‘Pupuchurro’, actor of ‘Betty, la fea’ dies
Discovered on: 2021-11-16 02:37:32
Raúl Santa, best known in Costa Rica for his portrayal of Efraín Rodríguez, alias “pupuchurro”, in the telenovela ‘Yo Soy Betty, la Fea’, died this Monday after fighting a disease, confirmed this Monday Radio Cadena Nacional ( RCN) from Colombia.
In fact, one of the first to show solidarity with the family was Ana María Orozco, who played Betty. “I am very sorry for the departure of the beloved actor and great colleague Raúl Santa. RIP, ”he declared in a tweet at 5:43 pm, ET.
“Betty, la fea” premiered on October 25, 1999 and ended on May 8, 2001. However, the success of the Colombian telenovela is such that it was broadcast in 180 countries, dubbed into 25 languages and has been made 28 versions. In 2010 it entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most successful novel of all time. Currently, channel 7 broadcasts it in Costa Rica.
In the soap opera, Efraín Rodríguez had separated from Sofía, one of the secretaries of EcoModa and a member of the ‘Cuartel de las Feas’, to begin a sentimental relationship with Jenny García, an aspiring model. In his appearances, he was always seen fighting with Sofía for not sending her the money for the maintenance of the two children they had, a fact for which he was also known as “the check”. Due to a demand for food, Efraín was arrested and sent to jail.
Martha Isabel Bolaños, the actress who played Jenny, also mourned the death. “I just received the sad news that our colleague Raúl Santa returned to the source. Our famous pupuchurro! . May his sweet soul rest in peace, “he said Monday night in a tweet.
So did the famous Freddy, the EcoModa messenger, played by actor Julio César Herrera. “Raúl’s beautiful soul… have a good trip, dear companion. Have a good trip. We have a lot of fun ”.
In 2001, Santa returned to portray “pupuchurro” in the series “Ecomoda”, a continuation of ‘Betty, la Fea’.
I am very sorry for the departure of the beloved actor and great colleague Raúl Santa. RIP.
I hug you strong my @valeriasanta 🙏❤️
– Ana Maria Orozco (@orozcoanaok) November 15, 2021
I just received the sad news that our colleague Raúl Santa returned to the source.
Our famous pupuchurro! 🖤. May your sweet soul rest in peace. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. And thank you 🤍🖤 pic.twitter.com/wh2YG8Frgz
– Martha Isabel Bolaños (@BolanosMartha) November 15, 2021