The film director died in Tijuana, California; journalist Jesús Martin reported that René Cardona III suffered cardiac arrest.

René Cardona III, the Mexican film director, and scriptwriter died at 59 in Tijuana, California, as was announced by the Secretariat of Culture of Mexico City and the journalist Jesús Martin  Mendoza through his Twitter account. Among the producer’s best-known works, the film Horror Holidays, starring Pedro Fernández and  Gabriela Hassel, stands out.

“René Cardona III died this morning in Tijuana, Baja California. Reports from his family and friends report a possible heart attack as the cause of his death. A legend of Mexican cinema is leaving. Rest in Peace René Cardona III,” reported journalist Jesús Martin Mendoza.

Other details of the death of the actor and director, heir to one of the most recognized dynasties of Mexican cinema, are not yet known. René Cardona III  directed multiple films mainly of the detective, horror, and border genre.

“We regret the death of the director, screenwriter, actor, and producer René Cardona III. We send our condolences to his family and friends,” confirmed the Secretary of Culture of Mexico City.

Celebrities mourn the death of René Cardona III

Azela Robinson, an actress known for her antagonistic roles in Mexican soap operas such as Cañaveral de pasiones , mourned the death of the film director through her Twitter account.

” Rest in peace, dear René Cardona III,” she wrote

Actress Valeria Palmer also took to her social networks to express her condolences to the family of René Cardona III and shared a photograph of the director on a recording set.

Actress Valeria Palmer also took to her social networks to express her condolences to the family of René Cardona III and shared a photograph of the director on a recording set.

“It is not worth leaving without saying goodbye to … nijo. Take off your flight to eternity and to the reunion of your daddy and grandfather. I can already imagine the great productions that the three of them will put together between angels and cherubs. Rest in peace little brother of the soul . I will carry you in my heart always, “she wrote on Instagram

For its part, the  FENACIR Film Festival shared the following message: ” We want to extend our most sincere condolences to the entire Cardona family for the sensitive death of René Cardona III.  A hug to heaven, great friend, teacher, and Mexican filmmaker.  Luz en Your way”.

 

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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