Héctor Bonilla dead at 83: Grumpy Christmas star passes away as tragic cause of death revealed

MEXICAN actor Héctor Bonilla, known for his roles in Grumpy Christmas and Red Dawn, has died at age 83.

Bonilla, who died Thursday, had been battling cancer, according to reports.

Bonilla was 83 years old


Bonilla was 83 years oldCredit: Getty

Bonilla’s son, Fernando Bonilla, confirmed the news in a social media post.

Mexico’s Secretary of Culture also confirmed the news in a tweet, sharing the death of “one of the best actors from Mexico.”

Born on March 14, 1939, in Mexico, Bonilla was a prolific actor and director, with dozens of film and TV credits to his name.

His career as an actor began in the 1960s and spanned more than six decades.

Among his more famous films are Meridiano 100, Red Dawn, and Rojo Amanecer.

Bonilla also lent his voice to the Spanish dub of the Disney film, Coco.

The animated movie became Mexico’s highest-grossing film of all time in November 2017.

He has been married to Sofia Alvarez since 1985 and they had one daughter together.

The actor was previously married to Socorro Bonilla; they share two children.

Condolences have been sent across social media in honor of the late actor.

“He will always be in our hearts,” reads one tribute.

Others offer “hugs” to Bonilla’s wife and children.