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Andrea Legarreta and Galilea Montijo on Sammy Pérez: “He was a man with great tenderness and grace”

In this Friday’s edition of the morning program “Hoy”, the conductors Andrea Legarreta and Galilea Montijo took a few minutes of space to dedicate some emotional farewell words to actor Sammy Pérez, who died this morning after not being able to defeat the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We wake up with very sad news, it really hurts us, because he is a very loved one in the show, very funny, very funny”, commented at the beginning of the broadcast of the program Andrea Legarreta.

“It gives us enormous sadness, because he was a man with great tenderness and grace”, Erik Rubin’s wife continued.

“We met him in El Calabozo many years ago, but Eugenio Derbez, as a good producer, discovers what he called voluntary humor. In other words, he was not being funny, it came naturally to him ”, added the host Galilea Montijo.

For his part, Arath de la Torre dedicated a few heartfelt words to the actor’s loved ones. “A big hug to all the Sammy family, in peace rest our idol Sammy”, the actor also expressed.

“He achieved his dreams, I think one of his big dreams was to be on television and he did. And Eugenio had that sensitivity to put it in the right place and make us all laugh ”, concluded de la Torre.

At dawn this Friday, Pérez’s family announced through Instagram that the actor had died after having been hospitalized for several weeks due to complications derived from COVID-19.

“Sammy Pérez has just suffered a cardiovascular heart attack, his little heart has stopped beating. They tried to maneuver him to save his life, but they couldn’t. Rest in peace, Sammy, you leave us with a very big emptiness in our hearts ”, the statement reads.

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