Puerto Rican actor Kamar de los Reyes, known for his roles in One Life to Live and Call of Duty, passed away at 56 after a brief battle with cancer.

Who was Kamar de los Reyes?

Renowned Puerto Rican actor Kamar de los Reyes, recognized for his impactful portrayals in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live and the video game series Call of Duty, has died at the age of 56. His passing occurred on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles, following a short battle with cancer, as confirmed by a family spokesperson.

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De los Reyes, born on November 8, 1967, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and raised in Las Vegas, began his journey in the late 1980s after studying singing and dancing. He achieved prominence with his role as Antonio Vega on One Life to Live from 1995 to 2009, a character marked by a complex storyline involving imprisonment, self-defense, and family revelations.

In the gaming world, de los Reyes left an indelible mark as the antagonist Raul Menendez in the 2012 video game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. He reprised the role in subsequent releases, contributing to the franchise’s success.

Beyond his soap opera and gaming achievements, De los Reyes showcased his versatile talent in films like Nixon, The Cell, and Salt. His recent TV roles included appearances in Sleepy Hollow, The Rookie, and All American.

Active in philanthropy, de los Reyes led recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017. At the time of his death, he was engaged in filming for All American and had completed work on Hulu’s unreleased series Washington Black and Marvel’s upcoming show Daredevil: Born Again.

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Survived by his wife, actor Sherri Saum, three sons, and siblings, Kamar de los Reyes leaves behind a legacy of compelling performances that resonated across soap operas, video games, and the silver screen.