Itziar Castro, actress of the series “Vis a Vis”, died

The news was confirmed by his friend and director Frankie De Leonardis. In the latest Instagram stories, the actress, writer and LGBT activist had shared that she was rehearsing for an aquatic show.

The actress Itziar Castro , known for playing Gоya Fernández in the Spanish series  Vis a vis  and for participating in films such as Campeones or Pieles , died of cardiorespiratory arrest after decompensating during a rehearsal for a synchronized swimming show in the Girona town of Lloret. of Mar.

“It is with deep regret that we inform you of the death of the talented actress Itziar Castro, which occurred last night. With an outstanding career in the entertainment industry, Castro left an indelible mark with his remarkable performance and charisma ,” director Frankie De Leonardis announced early Friday on the social network X.

One of the last posts on the actress’s Instagram stories on Thursday show precisely that she was rehearsing a scene from the water show in an indoor municipal pool .

The actress had been rehearsing for a water show. (Image: Instagram screenshot)

The Argentine screenwriter mourned the loss of the 44-year-old artist , whom he defined as more than a “talented actress and artist. ” She was a tireless fighter for her ideals and beliefs. “She faced every challenge with a determination and courage that inspired many ,” she said.

“His contribution to the art world and his tireless work for equality and social justice will remain a lasting legacy of his passion and commitment,” he said.

The director said goodbye to his friend in an Instagram post. (Image: Instagram screenshot)

Frankie De Leonardis announced in the next few hours that details about commemorative events would be reported, and asked for ” respect for the privacy ” of Itziar’s family ” during this difficult period of mourning .”

Who was Itziar Castro

The entertainment world mourns the loss of Barcelona-born Itziar Castro , a woman who shone doing what she was passionate about in film and television, and who influenced many people through her feminist and LGBT activism . 

The artist was born in Barcelona in 1977 . Her first professional acting role came in 2002, when she participated in the film Night Out . Since then, she has been part of television and film fictions, highlighting her participation in El cor de la ciutat or Something to celebrate on television, and in the films Snow White or The sixth student in cinema.

In 2017 she was part of the main cast of the film directed by Eduardo Casanova Pieles , for which she was nominated for the Goya for best new actress and won the Union of Actors and Actresses award in the same category .

​In 2018 he was part of the main cast of the famous Spanish soap opera  Vis a vis  (popularized internationally since it was included in the Netflix catalog ) playing Goya Fernández , a role for which he received greater relevance on television.

Additionally, she acted in the films Matar a Dios and Campeones , and made a cameo in the second season of Paquita Salas , where she played the director of the Tarazona Festival.

In 2019 he participated in the films  El cerro de los dios by Daniel M. Caneiro and What’s at stake? by Inés de León.

In 2020 she made a cameo in the Woody Allen film,  Rifkin’s Festival , and starred in the Fox Spain series Vis a vis: El Oasis , in addition to having a recurring role in the HBO Spain series Por H o ​​por B as Choni.

In addition, she was one of the protagonists of Lamentable Stories , by Javier Fesser for Amazon Prime Video.

In December 2020 it was announced that he would play the main character for Netflix’s first musical series in Spain Once Upon a Time… but no longer directed by Manolo Caro.

In January 2022, he recorded with Sebastián Yatra in the video clip that he participated in Melancólicos Anonymous . 

In 2019 she was recognized with a Plumas Award from the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals (FELGTB) for her support of the LGBT community. In 2021, she presented her book of lesbian poetry With the heart ahead , with an autobiographical aspect, and she was the protagonist of the Diversity Special dedicated to lesbianism in Vanity Fair magazine.

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