Unfortunately, after a strong fight against COVID-19, Sammy, the eternal companion of Eugenio Derbéz, died due to a cardiovascular arrest related to the complications derived from SARS-CoV-2. We remember the legacy of Sammy Pérez, one of the icons of comedy in Mexico.
The first decade of the 21st century was marked by the programs XHDRBZ, La Familia Peluche, and Derbez in When, few are the Mexicans who did not see at least once any of these programs. Therefore, when asked who was Sammy Pérez, one could only answer, an icon of comedy in Mexico.
Sammy had been hospitalized in mid-July in a delicate condition and with lung damage. And despite the fact that his relatives reported that the actor was in better health, early this Friday the actor suffered a heart attack from which he could not recover.
We remember who was Sammy Pérez
Sammy was born in Guanajuato on October 3, 1965, from a very young age he had to start working to financially support his family. Sammy was a matchstick, a bricklayer, a carpenter, and a mechanic, but his life changed when Jorge “El Burro” Van Rankin discovered him .
Sammy said that it was at one of his jobs at the Mexico City airport that he met Van Rankin, where he had the opportunity to ask him for a job. Thus, his first television break was in 1997 on the program El Calabozo, hosted by “El Burro” and Esteban Arce.
Se acabó la Sección Imposible..
Muere Sammy Pérez.
— Janosik García (@Janosikgarciaz) July 30, 2021
Later he began to participate as an extra in television programs in which, according to the actor, his salary was only enough to cover transportation. But that didn’t stop him, when El Calabozo finished, Sammy looked for Eugenio Derbéz to apply for a job.
This is how it came to XHDRBZ and its popularity began to grow like wildfire. Along with comedian Miguel Luis, Sammy was in charge of approaching the public and conducting interviews and reports on different topics and events.
This rapprochement with viewers made the public begin to recognize Sammy immediately, becoming one of the most popular elements of Derbéz’s programs. His popularity reached such that he was even selected to be part of the coverage of the London Olympics in 2012.
Although undoubtedly one of the most stellar moments was his foray into the cinema with the film No Returns Accepted, where, playing himself, he managed to captivate international viewers. In recent years, Sammy made comic capsules for different television programs such as the morning Today.
Why was Sammy talking like this?
One of the big questions that surrounded this character was always that of his very particular way of speaking. Despite the fact that there were many rumors that pointed out that the actor had some kind of disability, the family was in charge of clarifying that Sammy Pérez had dyslexia.
Sammy se ganó el cariño y la admiración de la gente, con su carisma. Nos enseñó que se puede estar contento, cantar y bailar sin motivo alguno; nos enseñó con su vida, el mejor ejemplo de inclusión.
Sammy Pérez no era diferente. Sammy Pérez era uno de nosotros.
Descanse en paz. pic.twitter.com/OSdUkR73cG
— Eugenio Derbez (@EugenioDerbez) July 30, 2021
Dyslexia is a language disorder that makes it difficult to identify speech sounds and relate them to letters and words; This disorder is not related to your mental abilities.
Now that we have remembered who Sammy Pérez is, we will continue to honor the legacy of one of the icons of Mexican comedy.