Iin Golden Age of Mexican Cinema was one of the leading actors Pedro Armendariz who, apart from being an important figure in the national industry, also managed to succeed in Hollywood and EuropeDue to which he shot many films. Despite the fact that his life was full of successes, at the end of his career the actor had health complications prompted him to decide to take his own life. Tales of how it happened circulate on social networks that last day In which the legend was killed by his own hands.
The actor made his film debut in 1934. “Maria Elena” And since then he devoted himself to the seventh art, participating in national films such as “Flor Silvestre”. “Maria Candelaria”“Bugambilia”, “In love“, “pearl” and “maclovia“, in which he was constantly accompanied by María Félix and Dolores del Río, and was directed by Emilio “El Indio” Fernandez, Meanwhile, in the United States, he appeared in “The Fugitive”, “Fort Apache”, “3 Godfathers” and “the winner“, the latter naming the film cursed, as several members of the production died, including Armendriz.
Pedro Armendárez fell ill with cancer after shooting a film in Hollywood
The controversial tape was shot in the desert of Utah near yucca flat, a place where the United States government has been conduct nuclear tests, The production didn’t take many precautions due to lack of information about Damage What could be the reason radiation in human body so years later they started reporting cancer cases Many of the members who participated in the taping.
According to records, of the 220 people who participated in the feature film in 1981, 91 had one diagnosis of any type of cancer, while 46 were already died because of, was one of the victims pedro armendriz who in did in 1963 stomach cancer, Illness which did not allow him to continue recording his last film “From Russia with Love”, as he limped when he walked and had severe hip pain, which he eventually could not bear.
This is what Pedro Armandriz asked for before taking his own life
The Mexican actor was admitted to the Medical Center of the University of California, Los Angeles, United States, then studied and he was He was diagnosed with terminal cancer. According to sources at that time the doctors had told him that he had about a year left to live, However, the 51-year-old actor made a tough decision: took his own life on the morning of June 18, 1963,
actor’s wife Carmelite Bohr Told that he didn’t seem particularly sad that day, even though he had been in a lot of pain the previous night. The actress also told various media that the protagonist of “Flor Silvestre” asked her to buy her sandwiches for lunch Because he was fed up with the hospital food, she agreed and left the room, at which point the golden cinema star took the 357-caliber Colt Magnum weapon he had managed to introduce into the clinic and shot himself in the chest. Killed, died immediately.