According to reports, Mexican actors Raymundo Garduo Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar from Netflix’s “The Chosen One” died in a car accident. Six additional crew members were injured in the tragic accident, according to the Baja California Department of Culture. Reportedly, their van fell over on the route from Santa Rosala to the local airport on June 16 when it ran off a desert road near Mulege on the Baja California Sur peninsula. The actors were filming in Santa Rosala, not far away. Check further details here.
Juan Francisco González Aguilar, better known as Paco Mufote, was best known for the suspense series ‘El Porvenir’ and the mystery sci-fi film ‘People from Another Planet.’ One of his buddies, who worked in the film industry, was saddened by his demise. After learning of his death, Liliana Conlisk Gallegos expressed her grief to the outlet. Gallegos told The Daily Beast, “Paco touched the hearts of everyone he ever met and that he was a terrific performer with a strong trajectory.”
“He loved acting and playing music more than anything else in the world, and he dedicated his life to it, despite facing financial difficulties on several occasions. He made sacrifices for his passion for acting.” Cruz was a well-known actor on the circuit, and his last recent Instagram post was three days ago. IMDb credits the actor for the film ‘Here Comes the Devil.’ Fernando Bonilla, an actor, and director turned to Twitter not only to /ay tribute but also to urge an investigation, as Gallegos had previously demanded.
Bonilla tweeted, “It is critical that the producers report how many hours of rest the driver who lost control of the truck had.” Millar had taken to Twitter earlier this year to provide an update on the project, stating that it was now filming in Mexico. According to the Daily Beast, the production has been put on hold as a result of the incident with Redrum, with the production firm halting filming. Meanwhile, tributes to the two actors killed in the crash came in.
As mentioned, the friends of the victims, Raymundo Garduño Cruz and Juan Francisco González Aguilar are lashing out against Netflix and the independent production company behind the show, The Chosen One. They claimed that the cast members had been complaining about logistics and poor transport. Netflix has not commented anything on the issue yet. It is reported that the accident was not on set and the other crew members who were injured are in stable condition.