Award-winning actor Carlos Cobos died Wednesday of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage, Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts said. He was 52.
The veteran of stage and screen passed away less than two week after receiving the Ariel - the Mexican equivalent of the Oscar - for best supporting actor on the strength of his performance in the comedy "Pastorela," which took best picture honors.
Cobos, who suffered the cerebral hemorrhage last month, was unable to attend the award ceremony.
"Thank you for your genius, for your friendship, for so many hours of laughs," the film's director, Emilio Portes, wrote on Twitter after learning of Cobos' death. "Good journey, brother."
Cobos began his career at the end of the 1970s in independent theater and made his screen debut in 1986.
His films include "Pachito Rex" and "The Legend of Zorro," starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones. EFE