a legend of Colombian television

Alí Humar will always be remembered for his great humor and discipline. The director, actor, theater presenter and writer died this Tuesday at dawn in Bogotá after suffering from bronchitis that triggered the covid-19.

The sad news was made known by his relatives through a statement: “It is with deep pain that we report that Humar died today, at the age of 76, due to cardiorespiratory arrest and after battling an acute lung disease aggravated by covid-19, despite having the vaccination scheme.”

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In order to remember the trajectory of this great of Colombian television, Signal de la Mañana spoke with Óscar Monsalve, better known as ‘Risa Loca’, who was his partner on the legendary program ‘Sábados Felices’.

“We worked eight years. He was like a father, he was very understanding in every way. This news is very hard and shocking. Unfortunately, wherever you look, you will find family and friends who are going through a very similar situation. Much strength to his family “, highlighted Óscar Monsalve.

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The also presenter, who was interned since June 14 at the Santa Fe Foundation, “he has left a human and professional legacy that we will keep in our homes and that will remain in the hearts of those of us who witnessed his undeniable love for culture “concluded the letter from Humar’s family.

Precisely, on May 14, the program Signal de la Mañana spoke with the actor Alí Humar about the trajectory left by Carlos ‘el Gordo’ Benjumea with his death.

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“The great example of humanity that the ‘Gordo’ leaves, for me, was when he gave his transplant turn to a young boy”the late Humar said at the time.

Ali Humar’s career

Ali Humar, the son of a Palestinian and a Colombian, began his career when Colombian television was taking its first steps, which is why he was a very important piece for the country’s cultural development.

“He began in the theater in the group led by Santiago García, and, in search of a more lucrative job, in the 69 joined the cast of the series Candó. Television had barely reached Colombia fifteen years ago “, highlighted Signal Memoria.

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Ali consolidated his legacy as a legend of Colombian television after participating in ‘Siete vez amada’ and ‘Sin senos no hay paraiso’. Career that closed with a flourish by directing the program ‘Happy Saturdays’, where he was until 2019.

These are some messages that Twitter users have left after the death of Alí Humar:


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