The information appeared from the hand of the journalist Carmela Longo on the social network Twitter; A few minutes after it was published, the journalist Simón Villamizar also noted that his wife had denied the news, but confirmed that the state of his health was very delicate. Minutes later, Villamizar reported that, indeed, Raúl Amundaray had died. He confirmed it to his producer who had previously denied it.
It was his daughter, Omira, who through WhatsApp ratified the truth of the death, yesterday at 9:00 pm, Houston time, of the actor who, for the history of Venezuelan television, was the prototype of the gallant in the genre of the soap opera. The greatest of his successes, The right to be bornHe did it for RCTV in 1965, when he was barely 28 years old.
In an interview in The universal, published in October last year, journalist Aquilino José Mata wrote: “The character of Albertico Limonta, the noble doctor who embodied in The right to be bornHe marked it forever and stood on his trampoline for fame, money and recognition. It was the heartthrob during the decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s and, already in the rank of first actor, he continued to work in an appreciable number of soap operas, until he decided, like many luminaries of the show, to bundle his gear and go to live to another country. “
Amundaray lived in Houston, United States, where he confessed to Mata, who was wearing a “slower.” I have a lot of time to rest, walk and get to know interesting places, besides going out to restaurants. I spend my time like this, slowly, living life calmly, the rush was never elegant. ”
Raúl José Amundaray Castro, real name of Raúl Amundaray, was born in Caracas on May 18, 1937. In addition to being an actor, he was an announcer, declamator and acting teacher at a professional level. He founded the Caracas Chamber Theater.
On the small screen, she debuted on RCTV in the adaptation of a work by the poet Jean Cocteau, along with Amalia Pérez Díaz. From there he jumped to the tele-theater, until he was offered the role of a romantic hero of Independence in Story of three sisters.
Of his 50 years of successful career, Raúl Amundaray kept fond memories of The right to be born – “All my life I have been related to the character of Albertico Limonta” -; The murder of Delgado Chalbaud, series by José Ignacio Cabrujas, which he considered one of his best works; the soap opera Crystal, by Delia Fiallo – “Thanks to her I was several times in Spain and was awarded there as Best Actor” -, and Old me?by Mónica Montañés.