- They announce that Héctor Bonilla is in poor health
- The renowned 82-year-old Mexican actor was diagnosed with cancer in the right kidney in 2019
- “My father started a chemotherapy protocol,” said his son Sergio Bonilla
The best vibes. Just a few days ago, it was announced that the renowned Mexican actor Héctor Bonilla, 82 years old and diagnosed with cancer in the right kidney in 2019, is going through a delicate moment in his health.
His son, Sergio Bonilla, gave an interview to the program Windowing of TV Azteca, which is hosted by the entertainment journalist Pati Chapoy, where she tells more details of the current situation the actor is going through.
“My father started a chemotherapy protocol,” says Sergio Bonilla’s son
“It’s okay. In cancer, as long as you are not bad you are fine, if you do not go back, you are fine. He changed the protocol. My father started a chemotherapy protocol, it was a protocol for a treatment of something that regenerates cells, I can’t say exactly well with precision, but they made the decision to change and is starting another protocol, because it is not that it was in reverse, but it was not advancing either ”.
But it is not all bad news, since Sergio Bonilla’s son shared that they will soon premiere a staging called Warehouses: “It is a play that we have done a lot and we re-premiere at the theater of the National Center for the Arts.”
Héctor Bonilla suffered a fall
It should be remembered that Héctor Bonilla, remembered for his participation in films such as Red Dawn and A Father Not So Father, suffered a fall just over a year ago while he was working, causing a fracture in his hip.
“Okay, that is, it was complicated, but he is in rehabilitation, his wife at the foot of the canyon, good doctors and there he takes her, right now we are resuming rehearsals,” said Sergio Bonilla, who also said that the character that his father will play was added a cane to help him.
You already have your will ready
It was in the middle of last year, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, that the renowned actor Héctor Bonilla uploaded a video to his social networks where he shared a song of his authorship that he wrote “almost 20 years ago”, called “Testament”.
“Almost twenty years ago, I wrote this letter to my children, Leonor, Sergio and Fernando. In the 2020 pandemic, I took the opportunity to put music on it. By the way, I only mention my first two grandchildren because the other five were not born. I leave them there ”.
“Sofía was very sad because she thought I was going to die”: Héctor Bonilla
“In this case, this siege by cancer came to ask me if I am going to die and you know, but this is what I would like to happen to me if I die and they do not ask me more in that sense,” said on that occasion the Mexican actor Héctor Bonilla.
“I realized that I had to say goodbye to the first stage of my relationship with the three of them and that is why I wrote the letter. Sofía (his wife) was very sad because she thought I was going to die and that she was delivering the letter; my two grown sons were puzzled, ”said the actor, who will share his property with his children equally.
“A true testimony of life”
With more than 100,000 views to date, this song is available on Héctor Bonila’s official YouTube channel and provoked all kinds of reactions among his followers: “Always decent, always congruent, a true testimony of life.”
“You are a great actor, Don Héctor !!! My most sincere respect and appreciation for your career… A big hug and take care of yourself, greetings ”,“ My respect and admiration, Don Héctor, for me you will continue to be my eternal boyfriend. Infinite blessings ”,“ I loved your will. Great legacy, an actor of the few that have existed in Mexico ”.
“What pride for his children”
But those would not be the only comments made by the followers of the Mexican actor, who is recognized for his talent and for having played emblematic characters: “What pride for your children, my throat tightened, a sample of the great human being, father and actor ”.
“Thank you very much for sharing this testament”, “I admire you and your family, and it is in my prayers. You have to live the best you can and wait for death with tranquility “,” What a great man, good for him who does not want to leave problems with his inheritance, how noble and sensible “(TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE).
An outstanding trajectory
Born on March 14, 1939 in Tetela de Ocampo, Puebla, in Mexico, Héctor Hermilo Bonilla Rebentun studied at the National Theater School of the National Institute of Fine Arts of Mexico (INBA) and was married to actress Socorro Bonilla, from the who subsequently divorced.
Years later, he married the actress Sofía Álvarez (granddaughter of the Mexican actress of the same name) and is the father of three children: Leonor, Sergio and Fernando Bonilla. In addition to being an actor, Héctor is a producer, director and musician, as he made it “evident” with his song “Testamento”.
Héctor Bonilla achieved fame with Red Dawn and El Bulto
Héctor Bonilla’s international fame is mainly due to his participation in the film Rojo Dawn, where he plays a father of a family in the middle of the conflict of the Tlatelolco Massacre, as well as in the film El Bulto, which deals with the massacre of 10 June 1971, a date remembered as “Corpus Thursday” or “The Halconazo”
He also participated in the novels Viviana, La gloria y el infierno, La passion de Isabella and Vanessa, among others. He is well known for his role in the play ¡Vivan los muertos! The play became known because the Government implemented a program that offers free tickets to illiterate and extremely low-class children.
He was also in El Chavo del Ocho
In 1979, Héctor Bonilla appeared as a special guest in a double episode of El Chavo del 8, where the actor plays himself and arrives in the famous neighborhood and interacts with the characters of the program, establishing a friendship with the main character.
This episode also helped the popularization of Bonilla in Latin America, especially in Brazil, where his appearance is one of the most memorable moments of the program for fans of that country. It is necessary to emphasize that contrary to popular belief, this episode has two parts.
More about the Mexican actor
As if that were not enough, Héctor Bonilla, who is currently going through a delicate moment of health, participated in the dubbing into Spanish of the animated film Ratatouille, where his son, also the actor Sergio Bonilla, gives voice to the protagonist of the film.
He also participated in the documentary Porfirio Díaz: 100 years without a country on Discovery Channel, where he gave life to the former Mexican president in his adult life together with his son Sergio Bonilla, who played a young Porfirio Díaz. The documentary spans from the days before he became president to his exile and death in France.