An extremely successful actor has just passed away after suffering a major heart attack. Julio Oscar Mechoso died on November 25, 2017, at the age of 62.
Julio was best known as an amazing character actor. His long, and successful career, has included roles on major hit shows and films. He has appeared in “Coach,” “Miami Vice,” “Seinfeld,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Without a Trace,” “Nip/Tuck,” “CSI,” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
Just got the news that Julio Oscar Mechoso passed away and my heart feels so so heavy. He was my first TV dad and an actor I’ve looked up to since. Papito, gracias por ser un amor de persona conmigo y todos alrededor. Ya nos haces falta. pic.twitter.com/SocpDUcwLh
— Isabella Gomez (@Chavelua) November 27, 2017
The Miami native made his debut in acting in 1979. He was respected for his craft and praised for his ability to perform as both a dramatic actor and a comedy actor. He appeared in numerous films, including “Little Miss Sunshine” and “Jurassic Park III.”
Little Miss Sunshine actor Julio Oscar Mechoso dies at 62 https://t.co/J24S5Z9y5w
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) November 27, 2017
Mourning the loss of an exceptional actor, family man and great friend, Julio Mechoso. How we will miss you, bicho. https://t.co/FdZ3yFbVay
— Nestor Carbonell (@CarbonellNestor) November 28, 2017
“He was a utility player who could do anything, be a lead in a sitcom like ‘Greetings From Tucson’ and then a vicious Mexican narco-trafficker in Kingpin and then a quirky demon who works part-time as a limo driver taking souls to Hell in ‘From Dusk Till Dawn,’” producer Juan Carlos Coto told the Miami Herald. “He played them all with such spirit and such life that you just couldn’t stop watching him.”
Please join us in sending our prayers to Julio’s family and friends during this tough time. We ask for God’s grace to comfort them as they deal with this untimely tragedy.
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