Veronica Toussaint, mexican actress and host dead at 48
Courtesy Imagen TV

Mexican actress and television host Verónica Toussaint passed away on Thursday at 48 years old. The news was confirmed by journalist and news anchor Ciro Gómez Leyva on the evening news broadcast of Imagen Televisión, the network where Toussaint had been a cherished member of the presenting team in Mexico City.

Toussaint was a celebrated figure in both radio and television. She worked alongside notable personalities such as Eduardo Videgaray, Sofía Rivera Torres, and 'La Estaca.' Her vibrant presence and talent left an indelible mark on the industry and in the hearts of colleagues and fans alike.

The Mexican Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences expressed their sorrow over her passing. "The light of your talent and smile will shine forever among us," they posted on their X account, previously Twitter. This sentiment was echoed by many who knew or worked with Toussaint.

Toussaint died of breast cancer. She had cancer three times throughout her life.

Who was Verónica Toussaint?

Born on May 15, 1976, in Mexico City, Verónica Toussaint began her artistic career in the theater. Her journey in the performing arts led her to the big screen, where she earned critical acclaim.

In 2018, she won the Ariel Award (the equivalent of the Oscars in Mexico) for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "Oso Polar." This accolade was a testament to her acting skills and dedication to her craft. She also starred in other notable films such as "Cosas Imposibles," "Cuernavaca," "Conejo en la Luna," and "Papá o Mamá."

In addition to her success in film, Toussaint was a beloved television host. She captivated audiences with her work on programs like "La Corneta," "Qué Chulada," and "LOL." Her ability to connect with viewers and her infectious energy made her a standout presence on screen.

Verónica Toussaint journey with cancer

In October 2021, Verónica Toussaint shared her breast cancer diagnosis with the public on the television show "Qué Chulada," where she was a host. During the emotional announcement, she urged her audience to "please check yourselves every month." Her candidness about her health battle and her advocacy for cancer awareness inspired many.

She had been diagnosed with cancer in the appendix twice in her 20s.

Toussaint's three-and-a-half-year battle with cancer was marked by her strength and dignity. Despite undergoing numerous chemotherapy and radiation treatments, she continued to work and bring joy to her fans for as long as she could.

Her colleague, Ciro Gómez Leyva, expressed deep sorrow during the news broadcast, saying, "It hurts so much... she died very young, at 48 years old, after a long and tough battle of three and a half years. Our dear colleague Verónica Toussaint fought with great courage and dignity against cancer, but she couldn't overcome it. Her smile, her joy, her camaraderie, and her enormous talent remain with us."

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