Renowned Cuban actor Enrique Molina, with a successful career in television, theater and cinema, died in Havana at the age of 78 due to complications caused by covid-19, the Ministry of Culture reported this Friday.
"His death occurred due to complications derived from Covid-19 and after being admitted under the care of a multidisciplinary team of medical personnel who fought until the last hours to save his life," said that institution in a statement AFP refers.
For his work he was awarded the National Television Award 2020, ACTUAR Award for the Work of Life 2018 and Honorary Title in the first edition of the Enrique Almirante Award in 2015.
Also the Best Foreign Actor Award at the Chinese Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Festival in 2014 and 2016.
«Sad dawn for Cuba with the death due to COVID19 of another great of our culture: Enrique Molina. Our deepest condolences reach out to family, friends and the Cuban people, "lamented President Miguel Díaz-Canel in a tweet.
Until the moment of his aggravation, Molina was preparing to film a new telenovela, the Ministry of Culture said.
Molina played numerous characters on television that still remain in the memory and popular imagination, and in the theater he highlighted his role as Russian leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin in The Kremlin Chime and later in the miniseries Tales about Lenin.
His death occurs just two days after that of the popular musician Adalberto Álvarez, the Cuban "gentleman of son", another of the many victims of the covid in Cuban culture