The sudden death of the famous TV presenter, Efrain Ruales, has left his family, friends, and followers around the world sad and shocked. Ruales became known for his career in programs such as En Contacto, from Ecuavisa, his work as an actor, and for his humorous videos on social networks.
Ruales was assassinated this morning, Wednesday the 27th, at 8:00 a.m. in the north of Guayaquil. The 36-year-old presenter was on his way to his home in the Samborondón canton, after leaving training in a gym located in the Felipe Pezo Campuzano avenue sector. He had gone to the gym with his partner, Alejandra Jaramillo, who was in the establishment when the attack took place. Ruales received four bullet wounds and was killed instantly.
President Lenín Moreno gave a statement expressing his solidarity with his family and friends, emphasizing the importance of quickly investigating the case.
People within the Ecuadorian and international entertainment industry expressed their affection for Efrain and shared images, videos and messages about his life, talent, and personality on social networks. In addition, immediate justice was requested for his death.
The Venezuelan actor and influencer ‘Marko’ dedicates a heartfelt message on his networks:
“I don’t even know how to fire you Efrain; I don’t want to fire you brother, I don’t want to; But I will leave our first video together in 2016 because I want Ecuador today of your unfortunate departure to know that you were “THE FIRST ARTIST” to give me the opportunity to record with him, I had been making videos for a year and nobody knew me or ANYONE he accepted me to record at that time ”, expressed the Venezuelan influencer.
The AU-D singer also posted a message on Instagram.
“There are not enough words to express my pain when I found out about the death of Efrain … the first thing that comes to mind is impotence, anger, frustration …”, said the artist.
The Ecuadorian singer and actor Johann Vera was outraged on social networks at the murder of his close friend.
In addition to Twitter, he said in a post on Instagram. “What happened this morning with Efrain Ruales IS NOT MY ECUADOR. I have been admiring the talent and especially the human quality of Efrain for years. Someone honest, hard-working, full of dreams and goals that today because of violence is no longer with us “, said.
“What a pain I feel in my soul. Rest in peace with your daddy my Ruales. I can’t stop seeing so many memories. He just wanted to do good, love beautiful, make the world better, make all of you smile,” she posted, the Colombian model Maria Alejandra Lopez.
The Venezuelan influencer Abelardo Chahwan also regretted the death of the actor through his stories. “Rest in peace brother, how bad you left us, I still don’t think so.”
Chahwan also joined those who called for justice. “I am going to use my platform to expose all this because justice has to be done to Efrain , comment here something that I need to have a base (I will not publish anyone’s name),” said the Venezuelan.
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In addition, the soccer player Cristian Noboa and cousin of Ruales showed his indignation and sadness in networks.