Actor and theater producer Fred Roldán, former partner of actress Lupita Sandovaldied at the age of 62 on March 26, due to a neck cancerafter spending several days in intensive care in a hospital in Mexico City.
The news of the death was announced by Alejandro Gou, a theater producer from Mexico, through Twitter: “The Theater is in mourning, a tireless producer, our dear Fred Roldán, left. May he rest in peace,” it reads.
Lupita Sandovalwho is remembered for being part of the iconic Mexican comedy show of the 1980s, “Cachún cachún”, confirmed the death of his ex-partner and father of his two children through Instagram with an emotional message.
“God’s times are perfect and the time has come to embark on the journey to keep bringing smiles, magic and love to another plane. Here remains his legacy, his characters, his audience, his friends and familywhich will help tell their story and carry them to the next generations”.
“‘El Señor Teatro’ will continue to be present in every applause, in every text and in the hearts of the people who had the privilege of walking by his side. Thank you, thank you, thank you.”
They also thanked those who donated blood and contributed financially to cover hospital expenses.
Fred Roldán’s fight against cancer
Federico Samuel Roldán Dow, real name of the theater actor, had a hard fight against cancer, which was diagnosed in the tonguewhich they managed to eradicate with chemotherapy treatment in May 2021.
“Then her neck began to swell and they said that it was her thyroid that had burned, but it turned out to be another cancer,” Lupita Sandoval explained a few days ago to the newspaper El Universal.
Due to his delicate state of health due to sepsis, he received several blood transfusions: “The white blood cells are mush, he is anemic, everything is very complicated,” explained the actress of ‘¡Cachún cachún ra ra!’
Who was Fred Roldan?
Fred Roldán discovered his passion for acting at an early age, at the age of 6 he became a clown. Later, deciding to continue his artistic career, he studied at the Andrés Soler Institute of the National Association of Actors of Mexico.
Thanks to his career, he named himself ‘The Lord of the Theatre’ for the more than 50 characters he played on stage. One of his best known is Pinocchio, a story in which he has starred since the 1980s, for which he is also known as ‘El Pinocchio de México’.
Other of his most remembered participations are ‘Peter Pan’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Snow White’, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’, ‘ The Phantom of the Opera’, among others.
Along with Lupita Sandoval, he created the Roldán Sandoval Cultural Center, of which he was director.