Actor Kamar de los Reyes, Known for ‘One Life to Live,’ Dies at 56

Renowned actor Kamar de los Reyes, celebrated for his iconic portrayal of a police officer in the popular ABC soap opera ‘One Life to Live,’ passed away in Los Angeles on the eve of Christmas at the age of 56. His death, attributed to a brief battle with cancer, was confirmed by a report in Variety. De los Reyes, recognized for his multifaceted talents, also lent his voice to the notorious villain Raul Menendez in the acclaimed ‘Call of Duty’ video game franchise.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on November 8, 1967, Kamar de los Reyes hailed from a family deeply rooted in musical traditions, as highlighted in a New York Times report. His father, Walfredo de los Reyes, a Cuban, and his Puerto Rican mother, Matilde Pages, along with his relatives, were seasoned musicians. Despite growing up in Las Vegas, De los Reyes embarked on his acting journey, eventually finding his breakthrough role as Pedro Quinn in the New York play ‘Blade to the Heat.’

The actor’s legacy extends beyond soap operas, encompassing notable appearances in various TV series such as Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ABC’s ‘The Rookie,’ and significant films like Oliver Stone’s ‘Nixon’ and ‘The Cell’ alongside Jennifer Lopez. Despite residing in Los Angeles, his heart remained tied to Puerto Rico, evident through his active involvement in Hurricane Maria’s recovery efforts in 2017. Kamar de los Reyes is survived by his wife, Saum, and three sons: Caylen, aged 26, and twins Michael and John, aged 9. His unexpected demise leaves a void in the entertainment world, mourning the loss of a versatile and beloved actor.

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