Christian Bach, the golden-haired, blue-eyed, Argentine-Mexican telenovela star, has died tragically at the age of 59. Bach passed away on February 26, according to a statement from her family that was posted on the star’s Facebook page on March 1.
Bach is survived by her actor husband, Humberto Zurita, as well as their children, Sebastian and Emiliano. Bach was a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She moved to Mexico to pursue a career as an actress in the 1980s following her graduation from law school in her homeland. The family press release said that Bach’s cause of death was respiratory arrest.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Her Family’s Heartbreaking Statement Referred to Bach as an ‘Exemplary Woman; a Great Mother & Wife’
The family’s statement read, via Google Translate, “It was always her will to keep personal and family matters in absolute privacy, in order to lead a normal life, parallel to our profession and the media exposure derived from our work. It is this public part of our life that today forces us to share with all of you this great loss for the family. We ask you to receive with respect and affection, in order to be faithful to their wishes and their behavior always respectful and full of love for those who supported her so much throughout her career… Christian was a great actress and an exemplary woman; a great mother and a wife who filled the life of her family with love, courage, courage and a great desire to live fully, in a manner congruent with her ideas and desires.”
2. Actor David Zepeda Paid Tribute to Bach on Social Media
In paying tribute to Bach, actor David Zepeda tweeted, “I deeply regret the death of the actress Christian Bach, my deepest sympathy to her husband, children, family.” People Espanol reported in May 2018 that Bach had been unhappy that Zepeda appeared to have “stolen” her son’s role in the reboot of “Carnaveral de Pasiones.” Zepeda told the magazine at the time, “I dedicate myself to work and I do not take the work from anyone, there are simply different projects, but that’s the way it is… No one takes work from anyone, he is a young guy, I wish him the best.”
3. Bach Was the Daughter of a Classically Trained Dancer
According to a profile on her official website, Bach was born in the Argentine capital in 1959 to Robert Bach and Adela Adamova. Her mother was a classically trained dancer. After emigrating to Mexico, Bach’s first acting role was in 1979’s “The Rich Also Cry.”
Bach met her husband when they co-starred in “De pura sangre” in 1986, marrying later that year. The couple began their own production company, ZUBA, in 1996, producing the telenovelas, “La chacala” and “Azul Tequila.” Both of their sons have become actors in their own right. Most recently, her son, Sebastian was featured in the movie “3 Idiots,” a remake of a Bollywood-movie of the same title.
4. Bach Had Not Been Seen on Television Since 2014 Due to Health Issues
On Bach’s IMDb page, it says that the actress has not worked since 2014 when she starred in more than 100 episodes of “La Impostora,” where she played the part of the show’s main villain.
People Espanol obituary said that Bach had stepped away from acting due to health issues. The tribute mentions that in her final years, Bach spent most of her time in “absolute privacy” in her home.
5. Bach Said Her Biggest Dream Was ‘Having the Children That I Have’
In an interview that was published on her website, Bach said that her biggest dream was “having the children that I have.” During the same interview, Bach spoke about her love of collecting alebrijes and catrinas.
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