According to his IMDb page, Athié appeared on the TV shows La rosa de Guadalupe and O11CE, on which he played the character Lorenzo Guevara. According to the Mirror, Athié also had a music career. He released the duet “Hasta que Vuelvas” with fellow actor Javier Eloy Bonanno in 2018. On his Twitter bio, Athié described himself as an actor, musician and songwriter.
“Rest in peace, Sebas. Your art and your smile stay forever,” Disney Channel LA tweeted on July 4 about the Mexican actor. “We regret the departure of Sebastián Athié and we will always remember him for his talent, companionship, professionalism and above all, enormous heart. We accompany his family, friends and fans in his farewell.”
The same message was shared by Chaparro on her Instagram page, with her adding that she was absolutely saddened by the news.
Chaparro told Heavy Athié was in excellent health before his untimely death. “Sebastián’s family told us he died because of a sudden heart attack,” she said. “He was in a very good physical condition and it was a terrible event. His family is very grateful for all the signs of affection from everywhere.”
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Tristeza absoluta 💔 #repost @disneychannel_la ・・・ Descansa en paz, Sebas. Tu arte y tu sonrisa se quedan para siempre✨🖤 Con mucho dolor, lamentamos la partida de Sebastián Athié a quien recordaremos siempre por su gran talento, compañerismo, profesionalismo y ante todo, enorme corazón. Acompañamos a su familia, compañeros, amigos y fans en su despedida.
Athié’s Death Is Reportedly Being Investigated
The day before his death, the actor appeared in a Zoom call to chat with fans, The Sun reported, citing local media. His death is being investigated by police, The Sun reported.
The National Association of Interpreters of Mexico also issued a statement about Athié. “The Board of Directors and the ANDI Surveillance Committee communicate the sensitive death of the interpreter Sebastián Athié. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” they wrote, as cited by Metro. “At the moment the causes of death are unknown.”
Santiago Stieben, who worked on O11CE, created a memorial video for Athié and shared it on Instagram. “I am very sad indeed. I was hesitant to make this video. But I feel like I want to share with everyone the love I have for you,” he wrote. “My hug to your family, my best memories with you always.”
Athié Talked About Freedom in His Final Instagram Posts
Athié had more than 242,000 followers on his verified Instagram account. His last post was on June 7, when he shared a quote from Nelson Mandela. “Being free is not just a matter of taking off the chains ⛓, but of living respecting and increasing the freedom of others,” he wrote. The post has since garnered more than 40,000 likes and thousands of comments from fans who are mourning the Mexican actor.
He also talked about freedom in a June 3 post, writing: “Running away from loneliness is actually escaping freedom.”
Athié supported the Black Lives Matter movement, participating in #BlackoutTuesday by sharing a picture of a black box on June 2. “People are waking up, they know it, and they are terrified,” he wrote.
Athié was not as active on Twitter. His last message was a retweet that talked about sleeping better when you sleep next to someone else. He liked to share facts from an account called “Weird History,” which boasts more than 370,000 followers.
In one of his last original messages, he wrote on June 17: “Instant gratification is the cancer of society.”