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06/03/2013 05:42 pm ET Updated Jun 04, 2013

Enrique Lizalde Dead: Mexican Telenovela Star Dies At 76

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Actor Enrique Lizalde is dead at the age of 76, according to the Mexican morning show “Hoy.”

The telenovela star passed away around 9 am on Monday in his home in Mexico City, one of the actor’s daughters confirmed to the Mexican network Televisa.

Known for his strong voice and great stage presence, the star began his career in the early 60s. He worked in dozens of movies and soap operas, including "Corona de lágrimas," "La mentira," "El monasterio de los buitres" y on the small screen, "Corazón salvaje" (as the original Juan del Diablo), "Chispita," "Dulce Desafío," "Alcanzar una estrella," "María la del Barrio," "La usurpadora," and more.

His most recent work in television has been on the telenovelas "Amor sin maquillaje" in 2007 and "Mañana es para siempre" in 2009.

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