MEXICO July 23 - The actress María Teresa Rivas died today at a hospital Santa Elena, she was 77 years old, said Patricia Gonzalez, Rivas a spokes person for the family.
Gonzalez, sister of the granddaughter of the actress, said that Maria, who gave life as Fando's mother in the film of "Jodorowsky's Fando y Lis", was not suffering from any disease, so that her death was even more surprising.
"In the morning she felt ill, she was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Santa Elena, not knowing anything. We have a very close family, through my brother, so we are very hurt," she said in a telephone interview.
It is expected that on Saturday, Rivas's body will be taken to a funeral at Felix Cuevas.
The actress was born on May 6, 1933 in Jalisco and began her career as an actress in the '50s.
Among her work in films, television and theater are "Gutierritos", "Los Ricos También Lloran", "Colorina", "Velo de Novia", "Agujetas de Color de Rosa", y en sus últimas apariciones en la telenovela "Carita de Ángel", 2000.
RIVAS, María Teresa (María Teresa Orozco Moreno)
Born: 5/6/1933, Union de San Antonio, Jalisco, Mexico
Died: 7/23/2010, Santa Elena, Yucatan, Mexico
María Teresa Rivas' westerns – actress:
Tierra de hombres – 1956
The Two Rivals – 1966
El corrido de 'El hijo desobediente' – 1968