Mexican actress Edith Gonzalez dead at 54

Posted at 1:36 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 14:07:33-04

Edith Gonzalez attends Telemundo NATPE party on January 19, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Fabiano Silva/Getty Images)

Mexican actress Edith Gonzalez, known for her work in soap operas like “Salomé” and “Nunca te olvidaré,”  died Thursday, according to Mexican news agency Notimex and television stations TV Azteca and Televisa.

She was 54.

Gonzalez, who was born in Monterrey, Mexico, was first diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016.

She announced her cancer diagnosis on Instagram, with a picture of her in a hospital bed, explaining she suffered severe abdominal pains, which led doctors to find the cancerous tissues.

She is survived by her husband Lorenzo Lazo, whom she married in 2010, and her child, Constanza Creel Gonzalez.

Politicians, colleagues and fans of Gonzalez, including actress Laura Zapata and journalist Adela Micha, have tweeted out their condolences to the family.