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Passing of Kamar de los Reyes, Actor from ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘Call of Duty’ Dies at 56

Actor Kamar de los Reyes, renowned for his versatile roles in television, film, and video games, has passed away at the age of 56 in Los Angeles, as confirmed by his family.
De los Reyes succumbed to cancer on Sunday after a brief battle, according to a statement released by Lisa Goldberg, the publicist for his wife, Sherri Saum.
His most notable roles included portraying Antonio Vega, a former gang member turned lawyer and cop in the soap opera ‘One Life to Live,’ alongside his wife Saum. Additionally, he gained recognition for his portrayal of the antagonist Raul Menendez in the widely acclaimed video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II.’ His talent extended to various TV shows like Fox’s ‘Sleepy Hollow,’ ABC’s ‘The Rookie,’ and CW’s ‘All American.’
At the time of his passing, de los Reyes was actively involved in filming ‘All American’ and had recently completed roles in Marvel’s upcoming ‘Daredevil’ series and Hulu’s unreleased ‘Washington Black,’ featuring Sterling K. Brown.
Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Las Vegas, de los Reyes discovered his passion for acting upon arriving in Los Angeles during the late ’80s. His early career included performances as Pedro Quinn in the 1994 off-Broadway production ‘Blade to the Heat’ and portraying Ferdinand in ‘The Tempest’ for Shakespeare in the Park, directed by George C. Wolfe.
His contributions to the silver screen comprised roles in movies such as Oliver Stone’s ‘Nixon,’ where he portrayed Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez, ‘Salt’ alongside Angelina Jolie as a secret service agent, and ‘The Cell’ with Jennifer Lopez.
While residing in Los Angeles, de los Reyes maintained a strong connection to Puerto Rico, actively supporting relief efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.
He leaves behind his wife Sherri Saum and three sons: Caylen, aged 26, and twins Michael and John, aged 9. The family statement emphasized his unwavering dedication to both his craft and his heartfelt connection to Puerto Rico.

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