Mexican TV Star Karla Alvarez Found Dead

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Mexican telenovela star Karla Alvarez, who was known for playing villains, has died, allegedly from respiratory failure, according to Mexican journalist Gustavo Adolfo Infante.

She was 41 and had appeared in the novela “Que Bonito Amor” just this year, though she was rumored to be battling alcoholism as well as an eating disorder. She was found in her Mexico City apartment.

Alvarez’s breakthrough role came in “Maria Mercedes.” Other credits include “Buscando El Paraiso,” “Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma,” 1997’s “Mi Querida Isabel,” in which she starred, as well as “La Mentira,” “La Intrusa,” “Alma Rebelde,” “Inocente De Ti,” “Heridas de Amor” and “Las Tontas No Van Al Cielo.”

She was married for two years to Mexican actor Alexis Ayala, then had a relationship with the director Armando Zafra. About a month ago, she was involved in a reported carjacking, and then announced that she had cancer, though it’s unclear whether that was ever confirmed.

Alvarez, born in Mexico City, also appeared on reality show “Big Brother VIP” in 2003.

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  1. cindy says:

    I am sad she was a good actor

  2. J says:

    Awe :( Karla, very good actor, amazing and beautiful. Sad to hear she’s gone at a very young age and knowing she still had lots ahead of her. May God bring peace to her family and friends.

  3. Siento mucho su muerte es una gran perdida mi mas sentido pesame a su familia descance en paz

  4. Isamar says:

    i was in shock to hear this news today knowing it’s been a couple days since she passed away, to me Karla was one of those people that seem like they are so invincible and nothing bad can happen to them, unfortunately everyone has to die and sadly Karla was still very young and still had a life ahead of her. R.I.P. Karlita

  5. Stephanie Sandoval says:

    May she and all the other wonderful and amazing actors that have passed rest in peace!

  6. irene seibidor says:

    may her rest in peace

  7. natalie says:

    Just to show that alcoholism and anorexia can take ANYONE .famoius or not.Someone should have interveined to help this woman,another life loss..

  8. mary galindo says:

    que tristesa lo siento tanto. acompanio a su famlia en su dolor.que dios les de fuerza para segire adelante.

  9. edu says:

    K pena k descanse en paz…

  10. Sallie Real says:

    Karla , was one of the best actress I’ve seen in the Mexican soap . I watched a lot of soap and movies of her I watch Que Bonita Amor just because of her, my prayers go out to her family and friends.. a fabulous star will be greatly missed… RIP MY SUPER STAR KARLA ALVAREZ

  11. Carlos says:

    You are really stupid.

  12. Alejandra says:

    She was superior to many Mexican soap bimbos in that she had natural beauty, was extremely talented, and had class. So sad to see her go. Gone but never forgotten. Descanse en paz.

  13. Gladys Pagan says:

    Que descanzes en paz KARLA . Fuistes una de las mejores actriz de Mexico, no va habra nadie que te reemplaze fuistes unica. RIP

  14. Augusto says:

    She was a great actress. I loved her acting in “La Mentira”. She will be missed. She would be loved for years to come.

  15. Tirsa Aparicio says:

    She was a great actress Karla Alvarez Rest in peace “we miss you and remenber forever” Our condolences to her family and friends :( .

  16. uriel says:

    Muy bella actriz, es una lastima. Que descanse en paz y que Dios le de resignacion a su familia!

  17. Craig says:

    So very sad to hear. She was a beautiful actress that didn’t deserve this. Neither did we, her fans. I pray for your family.

  18. adriana says:

    rest in peace

  19. NORA ZAYAS says:


  20. David Martinez says:

    Una gran actriz muy Bella y talentosa descansa en Paz y que dios de consuelo a su familia

  21. Ximena says:

    Q descanse en paz Karla. Ojalá ya esté con nuestro Señor y q su familia sea llena de resignación para poder soportar éste gran dolor

  22. norma baeza says:

    Descansa en pax Carla Alvarez ..

  23. Ya esta en mejores manos d dios. Animo a su familia

  24. betti Flores says:

    Mis condolencias ala Familia RIP, buena actriz

  25. Sara says:

    Wow! How sad!! I lived her in all the novellas I saw her in. Awesome actress and a great big loss to the Mexican community.

    • Oscar says:

      Right on!

      • mi gustaba mucho como actriz,una mujer muy linda esa es la clase de mexicanas que me guntan.
        siento mucho su fallecimiento,era muy joven y muy linda por su trabajo como actriz descuido su salud
        como todos lo hacemos,mi mas sentido pesame a su famiia , mark a henriquez

      • angelina says:

        R.I.P. I really don’t like that kind of joking about the dead of this actress I now she was very beautiful that she died so young of the age of 41 but life have to continued no matter what….I hope the person who say that the insect animals of the dead was going to eat her beautiful body that’s a bad comment about it I hope he writes back to there families for forgive for what he say that’s very wrong a very stupid about the comment of this beautiful actress People should let her have a peace of her dead …….and I’m so sorry about your daughter families Alvarez……. I hope he say sorry about what he said about Karla Alvarez to the families I don’t want to say no more bad think Family Alvarez I’m so sorry about your daughter, granddaughter, niece, sister of God…..I see you there someday when the world comes to the end because the world is coming soon And Jesus of Nazareth coming in the air for as who believe on him I’m a Christian and I believe that God is coming soon for as God blessed America were we live amen……

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