Mexico’s TV universe is in mourning. Actor, producer and director Ernesto Alonso affectionately known as Mister Telenovela died in his Polanco, Mexico residence. The cause was pneumonia. He was 90.
“What remains is the legacy, his great work, the image of an individual who helped so many actors and actresses, his humility and dedication to acting,” said producer and close friend Tina Galindo, on the news program Primero Noticias (Televisa).
According to Galindo, the producer died surrounded by family and loved ones. She added that hours before his passing, he asked for a priest and requested that family and friends dedicate a few words of farewell.
Ernesto Alonso’s artistic legacy is vast. As a movie actor, one of his greatest achievements was that he performed superbly in films such as Historia de un gran amor (1942), Crimen en la alcoba, and in Luis Buñuel’s Ensayo de un crimen He deservedly earned the title of Mister Telenovela after producing more than 130 serials, among them El derecho de nacer, El maleficio, Bodas de odio, La traición and Yo compro a esa mujer. His last telenovelas include Amarte es mi pecado and Barrera de amor.