Frank Moro was a Cuban-American actor who had a successful career in film and television, both in Puerto Rico and Mexico. He was known for his roles in telenovelas, such as Al rojo vivo and El vuelo del águila, and in movies, such as The Kidnapping of Lola and Lola the Truck Driver 3. He was also a popular host of a show on Univision Network. He died on June 21, 1993, at the age of 49. But what was the cause of his death?
A Heart Attack at a Nursing Home
According to some sources, Frank Moro’s cause of death was a heart attack at a nursing home in Oak Park, Illinois, where he had been staying for rehabilitation. He had been suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, which are risk factors for heart disease. He also had a history of heart problems and had undergone a quadruple bypass surgery in 2008. He had been hospitalized several times in the months leading up to his death.
On June 21, 1993, Frank Moro was found unresponsive in his room by a nurse. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Though there was no autopsy, the cause of death was given as a heart attack in paperwork filed by his family physician, Dr. David Kraus. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, causing damage or death of the heart muscle.
A Legacy of Talent and Charisma
Frank Moro left behind a legacy of talent and charisma. He was survived by his two sons, Frank Jr. and Marcus, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also mourned by his fans, his colleagues, and his friends.
A memorial service was held for him on June 25, 1993, at the Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer in Chicago, where he had been a member. The service featured tributes by many actors, singers, and producers, such as Ernesto Alonso, Gino Iannucci, and Eric Koston. Many dignitaries, such as Congressman Bobby Rush and Mayor Richard M. Daley, also paid their respects.
Frank Moro was buried on June 26, 1993, at the Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, where he had a mausoleum with his name and image.
Frank Moro was a Cuban-American actor who died too soon, but left a lasting mark on the entertainment industry. He was a versatile, charismatic, and talented performer, who touched the hearts of many with his smile and his voice. He will always be remembered as one of the best to ever do it.