Monday, August 6, 2012

RIP Jorge Luke

Mexican actor Jorge Luke died Saturday August 4, 2012 morning at the age of 69 years of natural causes in Santa Elena Hospital in Mexico City. Although not confirmed sources say he died of cardiac arrest, after suffering from two weeks of deep depression.

The prestigious Mexican actor was born in Mexico City in 1942, had a brilliant career in film in Mexico and the United States of over 100 films, he was also the leading man in 80 picture books, and made appearances on soap operas and TV series and in musical theater. He is survived by his daughter Shaula Vega.

His brilliant career started in the 1960's being the lead singer of the band The Rippers thanks to the influence of his brother Pepe Luke, troubadour and bolero.

Later George in the 1970's, seeking versatility in the entertainment world he launched his career as an actor in the film industry debuting in the film "The Garden of Aunt Isabel" and "The Gates of Paradise "(1971). That same year, the doors of Hollywood  opened with "River of Gold" (1971).

His acting career continued with such International productions as "Nevada Smith" (1975), "The Return of a Man Called Horse" (1976), "Sunburn", "Eagle's Wing" (1979), "Mexico in Flames" (1981) and "Clear and Present Danger" with Harrison Ford.

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