The actor and comedian, Eugenio Derbez, reacted to the death of Octavio Ocaña, who gave life to “Benito Rivers” in the series Neighbors. The actor passed away on the afternoon of last Friday, after he allegedly participated in a police chase and received some gunshot wounds, although at the moment there is no official version of what happened.
From his Instagram account, Eugenio mourned the death of the young actor, who was 22 years old at the time of his death. Remember that the actor boosted Ocaña’s career when he was a child.
“Violence once again took one of our own from us. Octavio as a child, won the hearts of many Mexicans. I join all the voices demanding justice for him and his family. To his parents and sisters I send a fraternal hug. Rest in peace, Benito “, wrote.
On the role of Eugenio in his life, the same actor from Neighbors told during an interview given a few months ago to Los Angeles Times, revealed that a curious encounter with the actor from No refunds, opened the doors to him in the entertainment industry.
“I found Eugenio and told him: You are the one that comes out like the Longe Moco, as a fan, and I imitated him and it caught his attention. I told him I wanted to earn money and act, he took me and I stayed, “he recalled to the media.
Given the news of his death, the cast of the series that gained him fame has lamented the death of the 22-year-old actor and has taken the opportunity to send their condolences to Octavio’s family.
This is the case of actress Mayrín Villanueva, who wrote from her Twitter account: “Frustration, pain. I can’t take off that face of joy. We were filled with that life, your laughter, jokes, that energy in each program, your genuine charisma and talent. What will you do to us? Fly High, Octavio. A hug and all my love for the family ”, reads the tweet.
For his part, Darío Ripoll, known for his role as Luis SanRomán, also posted a message on his social networks, where he expressed the surprise that Octavio’s death caused him.
“I still have not quite assimilated the death of my partner, my friend Octavio, with whom I lived and who I saw grow up for 16 years. I have anger and pain, there is no doubt that we are alone, there is no government to protect us. Fly high, my Benito, we are going to miss you a lot “, the tweet reads.
For his part, Lalo Spain wrote a short message: “Have a good trip,” he tweeted. However, he previously wrote a longer message.
“We are undone. I can’t sleep, I can’t stop crying and shaking. RIP Octavio Ocaña, our beloved Benito in #Neighbors. My condolences to his parents and sisters. A big hug full of love. Thank you for so many laughs and for sharing your angel ”, was the message he shared from his Twitter.
Octavio Ocaña was born on November 7, 1998, in Villahermosa, Tabasco. He won the affection of the public for his role as “Benito Rivers”, although he also participated in other soap operas and movies.
At the moment, there are different unofficial versions of his death. What is known is that Octavio died this Friday in the Cuautitlan Izcalli municipality, located in the State of Mexico, from injuries caused by firearms.