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Argentine actress Christian Bach dies after illustrious soap opera career

One of the most famous faces of Latin American soap operas, Christian Bach, passed away on Tuesday aged 59.

Friday 1 March, 2019
Actress Christian Bach and, from left to right, Sebastián Zurita, Lisette Morelos and Manuel Landeta of Telemundo's telenovela “La impostora”, 8th of February 2014
Actress Christian Bach and, from left to right, Sebastián Zurita, Lisette Morelos and Manuel Landeta of Telemundo's telenovela “La impostora”, 8th of February 2014 Foto:Berenice Bautista/AP

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Argentine actress Christian Bach, known as one of the most famous faces of Latin American soap operas, has died due to respiratory failure at the age of 59, informed her family in a statement this Friday.

The actress, married to the Mexican actor Humberto Zurita with whom she had two children, passed away this Tuesday but it wasn’t until Friday that the family announced the death.

"Christian was a great actress and an exemplary woman; a grandmother and a wife who completely filled family life with love, bravery and big life goals," read the statement.

From graduating with a law degree in Argentina, Bach emigrated to Mexico to look for opportunities as an actress. She got small roles in soap operas with the channel Televisa, which included Los rios también lloran (1979), which is considered one of the most famous series of its kind, having been seen in more than 120 countries and dubbed in numerous languages.

Bodas de odio (1983), also from Televisa, was her first lead role, which was followed by De pura sangre (1985) with Zurita, who she married in 1986.

The couple also started their own production company, ZUBA Producciones.

She also worked as an actress and producer in other channels such as TV Azteca and Telemundo, as well as on the big screen, performing in well over a dozen films. Her last series was La impostura (2014). 

- TIMES/AFP

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