Known for his character as Leandro Santos in the novel, he died this Sunday of aggressive stomach cancer
The entertainment world is in mourning: Sebastián Boscán , famous for his portrayal of Leandro Santos in the fiction Pasión de Gavilanes, has died . The 41-year-old actor died this Sunday from stomach cancer.
The news was made known by his friend and journalist Carlos Ochoa , who this Monday reported the departure of Leonardo Zapata Bohórquez, the artist’s real name, in a message through social networks. “ Your departure hurts my soul. Thank you friend for so many unforgettable characters . It seems incredible to say this. Rest in peace, Sebastián Boscán. I’m in shock, ”he wrote.
Boscán studied drama at Roxbury Community College, in Boston, United States. He then continued his training in acting workshops in Colombia. His professional career started in 2002 with La Venganza, where he played Tulio Valerugo, but he really rose to fame in 2003 for his role in Pasión de Gavilanes .
Thanks to his portrayal of Leandro Santos in that novel – he was the unconditional friend of the protagonist Oscar Reyes – the actor not only won the affection of the public but also became known internationally. Later, she participated in other fictions on the small screen, among which were The Woman in the Mirror, Doña Bárbara, Without breasts there is no paradise, The Queen of the South , among others. In Argentina, he was known for his role as Camilo in the well-remembered 2006 Montecristo strip .
Although Boscán became famous for the Colombian novel, he expressed his frustration on several occasions since he was rejected in the castings for having played that character. “In Argentina I got a job thanks to that role, but I hated it because because of him they stopped calling me for a long time . Let’s say it was very credible, so people didn’t recognize me. They said: ‘No, I don’t want that crazy woman in this soap opera, what a bummer,’ “he once expressed on the Bravíssimo program .
Recently, Telemundo revealed that there will be a second season almost 20 years later and confirmed the cast that will participate in it. Among those summoned there was no Boscán, who told half a minute 30 : “I know some who have negotiated, but they have not told me anything . Zero”.
Sebastián’s death moved both his followers and colleagues who once shared the screen with him, such as Natasha Klauss , who played Sara Elizondo in Pasión de Gavilanes . “Death is a change, just that, but it will never cease to amaze us. Rest in peace and fly high with those wonderful laughs that characterized you. Your talent will be missed, but the greatness of your company and friendship 17 years ago where we shared so many scenes, “he wrote on his Instagram account , where he accompanied the text with a photo of a fictional scene with the actor.