Argentine thesp Pablo Shilton, best known for his performances in homespun dramas and telenovelas like “Verdad/ Consequencia” (Truth/Consequence) and live theater, died Nov. 16 in a car crash. He was 35.
He and three fellow actors were driving on a major highway to Rosario from Buenos Aires for a live theater performance when an oil truck carrying lubricants ran over their Honda Civic in the area of Zarate.
All four were killed at impact.
Shilton made his break with the hit friends-growing-apart drama “Truth/Consequence” in 1996, playing one of the first gay parts on Argentine TV. He later landed roles in the acclaimed murder drama “Mujeres asesinas” (Women Killers) and Juan Bautista Stagnaro’s hit crime film “La Furia” (The Fury).
In theater, he directed “Big Squad” in London and other works in Buenos Aires.
He was preparing to take on the road his latest play, “El aprendiz” (The Apprentice), the story of a man who tries to live in cyberspace. The first stop was to be Rosario.
Shilton was traveling with Pablo Lombardo (41), Klauz Segretin (33) and Juan Francisco Botto (33).