'Call of Duty' and 'One Life to Live' actor Kamar de los Reyes dies at 56

Kamar de los Reyes, renowned for his roles in the Call of Duty game series and One Life to Live, has passed away at the age of 56.
A family spokesperson shared the devastating news with The Hollywood Reporter on Sunday, announcing that the actor lost his battle with cancer on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

The statement did not provide specific information about the type of cancer de los Reyes had been combating, indicating that the actor had chosen to keep his health challenges relatively confidential.

While de los Reyes is fondly remembered for his enduring portrayal of Antonio Vega on One Life to Live, a role that spanned an impressive 287 episodes, his impact extended beyond soap operas.
Recognized by gaming enthusiasts, he is known for lending his voice to the infamous antagonist Raul Menendez in the Call of Duty series.

Portraying Menendez, a pivotal and recurring character, de los Reyes showcased his talent across four installments of the "COD" franchise, leaving a lasting impact, particularly in the acclaimed Black Ops II, where he became the iconic antagonist for years to come.

The late actor had a diverse and extensive career, making notable contributions to various television shows such as Sleepy Hollow, All American, The Rookie, Reed Between the Lines, Promised Land, Four Corners, Valley of the Dolls, and ER. His versatility was also evident in guest appearances on popular series like Law & Order, CSI, and The Mentalist.
Beyond the small screen, de los Reyes graced the silver screen with roles in films such as Nixon, In Search of a Dream, The Cell, Cayo, Salt, LA Apocalypse, Amelia 2.0, and Hot Guys with Guns, among others.

Born on November 8, 1967, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and raised in Las Vegas, de los Reyes came to Los Angeles as a dancer in the film Salsa. His extensive career included notable performances in theater productions, such as George C. Wolfe's Blade to the Heat, and The Tempest.
In addition to his acting endeavors, de los Reyes played an active role in the recovery initiatives following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in 2017.

He is survived by his wife, Sherri Saum, with whom he tied the knot in 2007, and their three children.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this challenging period.

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