- Mexican actor Octavio Ocaña from the series Vecinos dies
- Famous for playing the character Benito as a child
- He was shot in the head with a firearm
Mexican Televisa actor Octavio Ocaña died at 22, he was famous for playing the character Benito in the series “Vecinos” as a child. His demise occurred when he was traveling in a van in the municipality of Cuautitlán Izcalli, and he is said to have died from a gunshot, according to the El Universal news agency and the site Excelsior.
The Attorney General’s Office of the State of Mexico is investigating the causes of the actor’s death. He was allegedly traveling in a van with two companions when the events occurred. According to sources close to the investigation, the young man along with two other people were driving along the Chamapa-Lechería highway in the direction of the municipality of Atizapán.
HOW DID THE EVENTS HAPPEN?
At one point, municipal police officers stopped them because they appeared to be driving while intoxicated. In their attempt to flee, they collided with a passing vehicle, injuring the driver and one of the passengers.
According to the investigations, a gun was fired inside the vehicle, although the reason why the weapon, which according to reports, belonged to the victim, was discharged are unknown so far. The truck he was driving crashed into a wall on the side of the road, at the height of the Lago de Guadalupe.
Vecinos’s Octavio Ocaña dies: WHO WAS WITH HIM?
In the early hours of Saturday, the two people accompanying him gave their statements to the Public Ministry to determine the reason why the gun was fired and who, if anyone, was responsible for the death. On behalf of the cast and crew of “Vecinos,” its producer Elías Solorio was the first to confirm the death of the actor via his Twitter account.
“I cannot believe it. Rest in peace, my dear Octavio. You leave all of us who knew you very sad. Have a good trip, Benito,” he wrote in the early hours of Saturday. Given the facts, many people on social media suspect that the firearm was ‘planted’ and demand an investigation into the police officials who participated in the arrest.
COLLEAGUES REACT: “I CAN’T STOP CRYING AND SHAKING”
For his part, Eduardo España, actor in the series, shared: “We are broken. I can’t sleep, I can’t stop crying and shaking. RIP Octavio Ocaña, our beloved Benito in Vecinos. My condolences to his parents and sisters. A big hug full of love. Thank you for so many laughs and for sharing your angel.”
The actress and presenter Georgina Holguín also reacted to the news: “Rest in peace, dear Octavio. It hurts me a lot to lose you. You leave a huge void for all of us who knew you. I will always remember you with that smile that you brought to the forums. See you soon”. Filed Under: Octavio Ocaña Vecinos dies
WHAT DOES TELEVISA SAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF THE ACTOR?
Later, the Televisa Espectáculos Twitter account confirmed the death, without giving further details of what had happened: “We deeply regret the death of Octavio Ocaña, better known as “Benito Ríos” in @Vecinosoficial”. The news shook the entertainment world and the circumstances are still a mystery.
The comedy channel, Distrito Comedia, where the series is also broadcast on restricted television, wrote: “Thank you for all the good times that you shared with us, #OctavioOcaña. We will always remember you as the little #Benito who “didn’t want to be an actor.” We are very sorry for your departure and send our condolences to your family and friends. RIP”. Filed Under: Octavio Ocaña Vecinos dies
WHO WAS OCTAVIO OCAÑA AND WHAT DID HE DO AS AN ACTOR?
Octavio Ocaña appeared on the comedy series “Vecinos” from its premiere in 2005 when he was still a child until today, playing Benito himself, now older. He worked with actors such as César Bono, Mayrín Villanueva, Ana Bertha Espín, Moisés Suárez, Darío Ripoll, Pablo Valentín and Manuel “Flaco” Ibañez.
He also had special appearances in programs such as “Familia Peluche”, “Lola erase una vez”, and starred in “Hermanos y detectives” in 2009 alongside Julio Bracho and Adrián Uribe; Last year he appeared in the telenovela “La mexicana y el güero”. Filed Under: Octavio Ocaña Vecinos dies
Vecinos’s Octavio Ocaña dies: WHAT OTHER TRAGEDIES HAVE OCCURRED AMONG CELEBRITIES?
Tragedies have always haunted the world of entertainment, but those that occur at an early age are more disturbing, and those that befall characters that the public has grown up with are even more disturbing. On Saturday morning, the death of actor Octavio Ocaña was reported. The Mexican public had known him for more than 15 years from his role on the television program “Vecinos” where he played Benito, the son of Frankie Rivers and Lorena.
Although the cause of the death of the 22-year-old actor have not yet been discovered, he joins a list of actors who began working on television as children and also died at a young age.
Vecinos’s Octavio Ocaña dies: WHAT HAPPENED TO ‘CRUELLA DE VIL’S’ SON?
Known worldwide for his role as Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s son in the “Descendants”trilogy, he began his acting career at the age of nine in the horror film “Reflejos” in 2008. Later, in 2010, he starred in the film “Grown Ups” with Adam Sandler. Cameron Boyce began working as an actor at age eight, appearing in commercials for Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, Fruit Loops, and Bisquick.
He was also recognized for his role in the Disney series “Jessie.” The actor died on July 6, 2019 due to a seizure that was caused by a disease that he was being treated for, according to what CNN reported at the time. Boyce, 20, had been diagnosed with epilepsy and this caused a seizure that led to his death.
HARRY POTTER SUFFERS TERRIBLE LOSS OF AN ACTOR
In 2007 Robert Knox played Marcus Belby in the movie “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” This was the biggest role of his career and he even signed on to the next film in the saga, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” His career began when he was just eleven years old when he played small roles on British television shows such as “The Bill” and “After You Have Gone.”
In 2008, at the age of 18, Knox was stabbed while he was leaving a bar in London. he was attacked for trying to defend his younger brother who was being threatened by two men armed with knives. The criminals were prosecuted and jailed in 2009. Filed under: Octavio Ocaña Vecinos dies