04/15/2014 03:54 pm ET

Pedro Infante Is Still 'El Inmortal' 57 Years After His Death (PHOTOS)

With a golden voice, undeniable charm and devilish good looks -- Pedro Infante marked Mexico’s Golden Age of Cinema like no other star of his time.

"El ídolo de Guamúchil" or “El Inmortal,” as he's also known, remains an icon to many who grew up with Infante’s classic roles and tunes. With almost 60 films to his name, the Mexican star won over thousands across the Americas during his lifetime.

Offscreen, the actor was an aviation fanatic who accumulated 2908 flight hours during his lifetime. Unfortunately, his love for planes would also be the cause of his untimely death at the age of 39.

On April 15, 1957, the aviation fanatic was piloting a small aircraft in Mérida, Yucatán that crashed just minutes after taking off.

The photographs below celebrate the great Pedro Infante, a Mexican legend, on the 56th anniversary of his death.

Pedro Infante