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People Staff
August 23, 2007 AT 11:20 AM EDT

Actor Eduardo Santamarina is saddened, his father died at dawn today due to complications of severe diabetes.

The Mexican media reports that a few days ago Miguel Hernández was taken to the hospital in Veracruz, Mexico. The family was braced for the worst. He died today at 4 AM.

The star of Juan Querendón (Univisión), 38, went to his father’s deathbed in Veracruz. His body will be cremated within hours and then taken to his final resting place.

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