A Versatile and Talented Performer
Jaime Garza, a Mexican actor who starred in several telenovelas, films, and theater plays, died on May 14, 2021, at the age of 67.
Jaime Garza was born on January 28, 1954, in Monterrey, Nuevo León. He came from a family of artists, as he was the son of journalist Ramiro Garza and poet Carmen Alardín, the brother of actress Ana Silvia Garza, and the uncle of actress and singer Mariana Garza.
He rose to fame in 1977, when he starred in the telenovela Pacto de amor, alongside Lucía Méndez. He went on to act in more than 30 telenovelas, such as Simplemente María, Rosa salvaje, La usurpadora, and El bienamado. He also participated in films such as Canoa, Los camaroneros, Los dos carnales, and The Falcon and the Snowman,
A Troubled and Tragic Personal Life
Jaime Garza’s personal life was marked by tragedy and struggle. In 1982, his girlfriend, Viridiana Alatriste, the daughter of actress Silvia Pinal, died in a car accident after leaving his house. Garza was devastated by her death and never fully recovered from it. He later married actresses Alma Delfina and Natalia Toledo, but both marriages ended in divorce.
Garza also suffered from health problems, such as bipolar disorder, drug addiction, and diabetes. In 2010, he had a stroke that required surgery, and in 2014, he lost his right leg due to complications from diabetes. He also had to undergo treatments on his other leg, which caused him a lot of pain. He became isolated and depressed, and had difficulties finding work.
A Legacy of Passion and Excellence
Jaime Garza’s death shocked and saddened many people who knew him or admired his work. His colleagues, friends, and fans expressed their condolences and tributes on social media, remembering him for his passion and excellence in his craft. His legacy of passion and excellence lives on in his family, friends, and fans. He will be dearly missed by many who were inspired by his voice and his spirit. May he rest in peace.