The renowned actor, considered by many to be one of the greatest in the history of Colombian cinema, died at the age of 71.
During the morning of this Friday, January 7, the entertainment world in Colombia was shocked after the death of Colombian actor Edgardo Román, one of the most recognized on television and national cinema was confirmed. According to several journalists and the media, the death of the actor and theater teacher occurred in the early hours of the day at the age of 71.
Although up to now the causes of Edgardo Román’s death have not been confirmed, they would be related to the health problems that he had been bringing for several weeks due to the fight against cancer he suffered. In addition, on several occasions his son, the also actor Julián Román, pointed out that the disease was strong and with ups and downs, and even a few months ago he had to deny rumors that spoke of a possible heart attack that he would have suffered.
Edgardo Román is considered by many to be one of the greatest teachers and figures of Colombian cinema and television since in more than 45 years of artistic career it is estimated that he participated in more than 80 productions. He made his debut in ‘Remember my name’ in the 1970s and since then he has been able to appear in ‘El Bogotazo’, where he played Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, ‘Father by accident’, ‘Amar y vivir’, ‘Los Victorinos’,’ Bolívar: the hero ‘,’ Thoroughbred ‘and’ The ghost of the Grand Hotel ‘, among many others.
Reactions to the death of Edgardo Román
There are several personalities who have left their messages of condolences after confirming the death of Edgardo Román. On the one hand, the politician and film director Gustavo Bolívar said: “My sincere condolences to Julián Román for the unfortunate death of his father. I worked with Edgardo Román on several occasions. Great actor, a true gentleman, a great sense of humor, and good human being. A great one left! RIP “. For her part, the mayor of Bogotá, Claudia López, described the actor as an extraordinary human being, with talent and with stories that made us vibrate and move.