'La India María' Dead At 74: Celebrities React To Death Of María Elena Velasco

Maria Elena Velasco Dies At 74
Following an operation in February, Mexican actress María Elena Velasco, passed away at the age of 74. Televisa

María Elena Velasco, better known as her character "La India María," passed away at the age of 74. The Institute of Mexican Cinematography made the news official on Twitter, citing her last film in 2014 called "La Hija De Moctezuma," The Mexican actress had surgery this past February of a tumor that was detected in her stomach. Velasco starred in more than 20 films portraying María Nicolasa Cruz, "La India María," a naive woman that got into mischievous situations.

María Elena also portrayed her character in television in a show called "¡Ay María Qué Puntería!" and last on the telenovela "Corazón Indomable." Her co-star Ana Brenda Contreras shared an Instagram photo of both of them on set and shared the following: "No María, (crying emoji). I wake up with my heart broke. 'A jijo' we will miss you." Many other celebrities have reacted to her death, which is trending on Twitter. Read them down below and share your condolences.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.