Deaths elsewhere for Dec. 27, 2011Mexican character actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. died Monday at the age of 71. There was no immediate confirmation of the cause of death.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican character actor Pedro Armendariz Jr. died Monday at the age of 71. There was no immediate confirmation of the cause of death.
Armendariz was best known for playing sly, sometimes cynical characters he endowed with wit and charisma. Armendariz played Gov. Riley in the 2005 movie “The Legend of Zorro,” and had roles in 1989’s “Old Gringo” and “Once Upon a Time in Mexico” in 2003.
President Felipe Calderon’s office issued a statement lamenting Armendariz’ death, calling him “a great actor who reflected well on Mexico at home and abroad.”
The Mexican government news agency Notimex reported he died in New York City of cancer, but said his family had asked for their privacy to be respected.
He acted in more than 100 films, including the Mexican hit “The Crime of Father Amaro.”
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