Lorena Rojas Dead at 44
Less than a week after celebrating her 44th birthday, Mexican soap star Lorena Rojas lost her 7-year battle with cancer. Rojas died at her Miami, Florida home on Monday, surrounding by family and friends. The star of such popular soaps as Rosario, El Cuerpo del Deseo, and Alcanzar una Estrella, Rojas is survived by daughter Luciana.
“It is with sadness and respect to her warrior memory that I received news of the passing of Lorena Rojas. Your life touched many,” said CNN en Espanol‘s Ismael Cala on Monday night after news of Rojas’ death first broke.
Rojas had bravely fought the illness since 2008, and then again in 2012. However, the illness tragically returned in a more aggressive fashion, attacking her liver. The actress turned 44 on February 10, just days before her death, and the occasion was marked by what would turn out to be her final tweet to all of her fans.
Gracias a TODOS por celebrar mi cumple ????? conmigo ? Hermoso día Lore
— Lorena Rojas (@lorenarojas) February 10, 2015
Translation: “Thank you to all for celebrating my birthday with me. Beautiful day.”
Just a tragic story all-around, particularly since a young child is left behind. Our condolences go out to Rojas’ family and friends at this time.