Some sad news were just revealed. Lorena Rojas passed away after a long batter with cancer. The 44 year-old soap opera actress passed away on Monday, February 16. Reportedly, she suffered from cancer for no less than 7 years.
Lorena Rojas is well-known for her role in popular soap operas, such as El Cuerpo del Deseo, Pecados Ajenos and Alcanzar Una Estrella, Rosarioand, most recently, the series Demente Criminal, among many others. Lorena died in her home, in Miami. Her publicist confirmed the sad news. It has been revealed that she battled metastatic cancer for more than seven years. Lorena was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2008. Unfortunately, last year the star discovered that the cancer had spread to her liver.
“Lorena, who bravely defied the disease in different stages since 2008, gave her last breath peacefully in her home, surrounded by the love of her family members, her boyfriend and her closest friends,” an official statement said.
Lorena Rojas was born on February 10, 1971. She began her acting career in 1990, when she starred in Alcanzar Una Estrella, a soap opera which became a success. In the following years, the star was cast in many other soap operas, as she proved to possess a great acting talent. She even starred in a series with famous singer Ricky Martin. Lorena Rojas is also known for writing and recording an album of children’s music, which she claimed to have been inspired by her daughter.
The actress is survived by her daughter, Luciana. Apparently, before her death Lorena planned for her sister Mayra Rojas to get the custody of Luciana. Lorena was dating Jorge Monje, the two actually being engaged. Before her relationship with Jorge, Lorena had been married once. However, her marriage to Patrick Schnaas ended in divorce.
Lorena Rojas celebrated her last birthday on February 10, when she turned 44. Back then the star took her social media accounts to thank all her fans for their support and claimed that they actually made her day much more beautiful. The star’s family asked for privacy during these difficult moments.