He had had a domestic accident and, after being hospitalized, contracted coronavirus.
Actor and comedian Hugo Arana died this Sunday morning at the age of 77. He had been hospitalized, after he suffered a domestic accident and contracted coronavirus.
The news was confirmed this Sunday morning by the Argentine Association of Actors via Twitter: “With great sorrow we bid farewell to fellow actor Hugo Arana. In his prestigious career in film, theater and TV he has been respected and loved by both his peers and by his audience. We accompany his son Juan, his family and loved ones in this sad moment. “
The actor had suffered a severe fall at home, with a major blow to the head, which is why he was transferred to a medical center in Colegiales. After the passage of time, in the course of a study that was performed as part of the treatment, a CT scan, it was worrying what was seen in the lung.
Given this situation and given the pandemic, the doctors indicated that a swab had to be done, which, unfortunately, tested positive. “I am hospitalized and with the virus, but light, without major disorders”, Arana himself had told The nation, from his room in the sanatorium to which he arrived at dawn on September 27.
Marriages and something else It was one of the TV shows that catapulted him to fame, where he played “El Groncho” and “Huguito Araña”, two classic characters of his authorship.
In the cinema, Arana made his first steps in films such as The saint of the sword in 1970, Truce (1974) and The Bachelor (1977). He is also remembered for a Crespi wine advertisement.
Later he worked on The successful Pells, where he was the host of a newscast.
Hugo Arana grew up in Monte Grande, but he was born in Juan José Paso, a small town in the Province of Buenos Aires. Then he lived in Lomas de Zamora and later in Lanús, where he studied acting with Marcelo Lavalle and Augusto Fernandes.