Popular Mexican-American actress Rebecca Jones who starred in several telenovelas such as El angel caido, Cuna de lobos, Imperio de Cristal, Para volver a amar, and Que te perdone Dios has left for the heavenly abode.
Rebecca passed away at the age of 65 on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. During her marvelous acting career which spanned over 4 decades, Rebecca was a part of many telenovelas. Read on to learn the reason behind the demise of Rebecca Jones.
What was the cause behind the death of Mexican actress Rebecca Jones?
For those of you who are unversed, Rebecca was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in the year 2019. She had been recently hospitalized due to a lung infection and pneumonia. Rebecca’s team issued a statement to confirm her passing.
Jones’ team started the heartbreaking statement by writing, “It is with deep sadness that we would like to inform you of the passing of our dear and admired Rebecca Anne Jones Fuentes (May 21, 1957 – March 22, 2023).”
The statement from her team further read, “Rebecca was accompanied at all times by her loved ones and left in peace and with deep gratitude to her audience for whom she worked all her life. In the next few days, we will join in saying goodbye to her as she wished.”
They concluded by offering a token of thanks to all the people who sent the Mexican actress love and support during her hard times. They continued, “Thank you to everyone who was aware of Rebecca’s Health at all times. History never says goodbye. What it says is always see you later.”
Telemundo’s Verónica Bastos shared on “Hoy Día” that a source close to the late star told her that Rebecca spent her last moments with her son, Maximiliano Camacho.
Bastos said, “She has a wonderful son, Maximiliano, who they tell me was the one who accompanied her until her last moment in her bed, tucking her in and with her relatives and the people she loved the most surrounding her. They tell me that Rebecca died peacefully. She died peacefully because she had the people she loved the most around her. The great actor Rebecca Jones died in her house this morning.”
Here’s all you need to know about Rebecca Jones (including her early life, educational qualifications, and more)
The full name of Rebecca Jones was Rebecca Jones Fuentes Berain. She was born on May 21, 1957, in Mexico. Her father was from the United States, on the other hand, when we talk about her mom, she was originally from Mexico.
Jones moved to California when she was very young. She completed high school, and later on, she did a few courses related to literary analysis, scenography, lighting, and make-up. Over the years, she studied in Laguna Beach High School at Saddleback College, the South Coast Actors Corporation, and the University of Southern California.
Rebecca returned to Mexico in 1981. She bagged her first acting role in the telenovela El Coleccionista. Then, she appeared in projects like Who Killed Sara?, Doña Flor and Her Two Husbands, La Casa de Las Flores, and Señora Acero.
In addition to this, Jones was also a part of many plays such as La visita de la bestia, Pelearán a 10 rounds, Víctimas del amor, La declaración, Casémonos juntos, El sexo opuesto, Drácula, Cómo aprendí a manejar and Rosa de dos aromas.
Rebecca Jones was married to Alejandro Camacho for 25 years
Rebecca was hitched to actor and producer Alejandro Camacho for a total of 25 years. The pair tied the knot in the year 1986. The former couple pulled the plug on their romance in 2011 after 25 years of marriage.
While making an appearance on the morning program, None, Rebecca talked about her relationship with her ex-husband Alejandro. Then, she said, “Of course we don’t see each other because that’s why you get divorced. We don’t have a bad relationship, but what I have to say about him, besides being a great actor and a great artist, is that he is a great one father.”
Back in the day, Jones and her then-husband worked together on several projects including El angel caido, Imperio de Cristal, and Cuna de lubos. During their marriage, the two of them welcomed a son together whose name is Maximiliano Camacho Jones. At the moment, their son is 34 years old and he studied at a school in New York and works as a DJ at a nightclub.
According to Quien, Rebecca and her ex-husband Alejandro’s son Maximiliano who is very passionate about electronic music likes to stay away from the spotlight. As per various reports, shortly after their wedding, Jones was 5 months pregnant with a baby girl but sadly they lost her due to uterine insufficiency.
During a 2022 interview with Caras, Rebecca said, “You have to lose your fear of death and know how to listen to your body. Ovarian cancer is also deadly, although the most common is breast cancer. We must be attentive to our body, know how to listen to it because if I had known what I know now about the subject, this would not have happened to me. I learned to meditate and combat stress that way.”
The award-winning actress went on to say, “I have worked more than ever. I don’t accept being seen as a victim because I walk into any room and they say: ‘Here comes the actress Rebecca Jones’ and not ‘the one who got cancer’. Hence the importance also in not victimizing the sick. I would love to write a book on ‘what to say and what not to say to people with this disease.’”
Meet Rebecca Jones’ ex-husband Alejandro Camacho
Just like his late ex-wife Rebecca Jones, Alejandro Camacho is no stranger to the world of spotlight. He is a Mexican actor, writer, director and producer. He was born on July 11, 1954, in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, which means he is 68 years old at the moment.
Alejandro has starred in many films as well as TV shows. As per his Amazon Prime Video Biography, he is most noted for 1981’s High Risk, 1983’s Bajo la metralla, and the TV series Hurricane, which lasted for only one season from 1997 to 1998.
According to Camacho’s IMDb page, he also appeared in Alma de hierro, which started in 2008 and ended in 2009. Following that, he continued to work in various movies and shows. In the year 2022, Alejandro starred in the comedy Amores incompletos.
Rebecca Jones was a proud mom of one
Rebecca was pretty active on the social media platform Instagram. She had 478k followers on Instagram. She used to share pictures with her co-stars, her close friends and family members, and her son Max.
Last year in March, Jones dropped a sweet social media post to wish her son Max a very happy birthday. She posted a collage that consisted of beautiful throwback pictures of the mother-son duo on her Instagram feed. Along with this, she also shared a cute snap of herself and her son.
“Too much to say about you who graced my life 33 years ago today. It would seem easy to enter the labyrinth of the past and choose the best and sweetest moments with you, but the truth is that each one is more beautiful than the other,” she wrote in the caption of the Instagram post.
Rebecca went on to say, “You have taught me so much! That is the true impact you have had and will have on my life. Thank you for choosing me as a mother, my desired, beloved, dedicated, sweet, noble and talented Max. 3/21/22♥️.”
How did the celebs react to the demise of Rebecca Jones?
As soon as the sad news of Rebecca Jones’ death was made public, many celebs paid heartfelt tributes to her on social media. The actress’ passing away has left the film fraternity in mourning.
Mexican actress and singer Maria Sorté tweeted, “How sad to learn of the passing of my dear friend and colleague Rebecca Jones. A hug for Maximiliano, for his mother and for his friends who accompanied him until the end! Rest in peace!”
The Curse of the Mayans star Mauricio Martínez took to his Twitter page and wrote, “Dear Rebecca, always attentive, smiling, generous, polite, loving. And with that impressive talent. You were and will always be a reference for me. Thank you for always having advice and a word of encouragement… Rest in peace, beautiful. fly high ?️ #RebeccaJones.”
In an interview with Hoy Día, Rebecca’s close friend Arlette Pacheco remembered the actress and shared some of her special traits. She said, “I am so sad. (She was) a great woman, a beautiful woman, a warm woman, a happy woman, a wonderful great actor who had a successful career. I will keep her in my heart… (She was) very special, very beautiful, very intelligent, highly educated… she enjoyed life.”
Our love and prayers go out to the near and dear ones of the Mexican actress Rebecca Jones during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.