Alma Muriel Dies: Lucia Mendez, Erika Buenfil, Victoria Ruffo React To Mexican Actress Passing On Twitter

Alma Muriel died on Sunday, January 5, 2014 the 62. The actress, best known for her role as “Lucrecia Treviño, in Carlos Olmo's "El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar" died after suffering from an apparent heart attack. The iconic telenovela actress is remembered by her co-stars on friends on social media. Mezcal Entertainment

Alma Muriel passed away on Jan. 5, 2014 at the age of 62. The actress, who allegedly died due to a heart attack, was discovered in her apartment in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. While she may be gone, no one can forget her iconic roles as everyone’s love-to-hate villain in several TV melodramas. Known as “primera actriz,” Alma Muriel’s most iconic role was that of “Lucrecia Treviño, who was a cunning witch from the Inquisition in Carlos Olmo's "El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar." Muriel’s latest role was on the popular soap opera “Fuego en la sangre.” She portrayed the character Soledad in 2008. Many actors and friends remember the talented actress on social media.

Lucía Méndez, who starred alongside Muriel when she portrayed “Lucrecia Treviño” in one of her most successful soap operas seemed to be deeply grieving the loss of her friend and colleague. The actress took to Twitter, writing, “My deepest condolences to his family, find solace in this unfortunate loss. Alma Muriel will always remember! RIP.” In addition to the personal message, Méndez acknowledge Muriel’s great talent and works, “Dismayed by the news of the death of Alma Muriel, great actress, I will never forget her as Lucrecia Treviño in "El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar." The two stars also worked together later in Muriel’s career, they were both featured in the mini novella, “Amor Sin Maquillaje,” which premiered in 2007. The production was a tribute in order to mark the 50 years of telenovelas in Mexico.

Erika Buenfil also took to social media to express her love and gratitude for Muriel, the successful telenovela actress wrote a sweet sentiment to her 300,000, “Rest in peace Alma Muriel. My condolences to all her family.” In addition to Buenfil, Victoria Ruffo sent condolences to her lost friend. Ruffo got her acting start under the direction of Ernesto Alonso, as did Muriel. Ruffo first starred in the 1980 telenovela “Conflictos de un Medico,” before working with Muriel in “Al Rojo Vivo” alongside Silvia Pasquel. The actress paid homage to her co-star by writing, “RIP Alma Muriel! Great actress and companion!” on Sunday after hearing the mournful news.

In addition to her friends, Muriel is survived by her two sons. Once married to Sergio Romo, Muriel and her husband had one son together, Sergio Jr., Muriel, in addition the actress has another son from her relationship with actor Ricardo Cortés. 

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