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Actress Itziar Castro dies

Actress Itziar Castro dies

Actress Itziar Castro dies

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The Catalan actress Itziar Castroknown for series like ‘Vis a vis’ and films like ‘Pieles’ or ‘Campeones’, passed away last night at 46 years of age, the director of her representation agency, Gabriela Defty, confirmed to EFE.

Castro died last morning in the indoor municipal pool in the Girona town of Lloret de Mar while attending the light tests for a synchronized swimming show that the former coach of the Spanish team in this discipline Anna Tarrés was preparing with the Kallípolis Swimming Club. After feeling unwell and being treated by emergency services, she died from cardiorespiratory arrest.

The news was announced by director Frankie de Leonardis on the social network X, who highlighted her career as an actress and “her fight for equality and social justice.”

Castro was nominated for the Goya for best new actress for her role in ‘Pieles’ (2017) by Eduardo Casanova and her activism made her an icon of diversity in the Spanish audiovisual world.

In a statement released this Friday, his family and friends highlighted “his remarkable performance and charisma.”

“She was not only a talented actress and artist, but a tireless fighter for her ideals and beliefs“, indicates the statement that praises “his contribution to the world of art and his tireless work for equality and social justice.”

“He faced each challenge with a determination and courage that inspired many,” adds the family, who asks for respect for their privacy during the period of mourning.

Born in Barcelona in 1977, her first film role was in the comedy ‘Inconscientes’ by Joaquín Oristrell and she also had appearances in ‘Rec 3: Génesis’ by Paco Plaza, ‘Blancanieves’ by Pablo Berger and ‘The Witches of Zugarramurdi’ by Álex de la Iglesia.

But his first important role was in ‘Skins’, an iconoclastic film by Eduardo Casanova about deformed people with problems fitting into the society it was made for Goya nominated for best new actress.

In 2018 she joined the cast of the series ‘Vis a vis’, which gave her popularity and that same year she signed on as an acting teacher for ‘Operación Triunfo’, replacing Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi, but she was dismissed after a few months.

He has also participated in feature films such as ‘Campeones’ and its sequel, ‘Campeonex’ or ‘Historias lamentables de Javier Fesser, and in series such as ‘Por H o ​​por B’ and the musical ‘Once upon a time… but no longer’ by Manolo Caro and made a ‘cameo’ in the second season of ‘Paquita Salas’.

Source: Eitb

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