Everything you need to know about Rafael Amaya's alleged drug overdose
"Back from the death," tweeted Rafael Amaya a few days ago. No one thought that he was being literal until a Mexican magazine reported that El señor de los cielos star had been admited into a Mexico City's hospital because of alleged drug overdose. Neither Telemundo nor his publicists have denied the story, but it seems that the actor troubles where hardly a secret. Here is the whole story.
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According to TvyNovelas, Amaya wrote this tweet soon after leaving Mexico City's Hospital Español, where he was reportedly admitted in intensive care while unconscious. The magazine reported that the diagnose was tachycardia and drug overdose.
Regresando de la muerte.— Rafael Amaya (@RafaAmayaNunez) October 30, 2015
The Hufftington Post said that for two days, Amaya "was between life and death", but eventually pulled through. The actor was in the middle of taping the last weeks of El señor de los cielos 4, but work on all of his scenes has been halted.
"[Right now, he] is the lord of hell, because that is what he has been going through lately," said a source close to the actor to HuffPo. "He has always been a nice guy, a friend, but he has been overwhelmed by the series' success. He didn't know how to handle all the growth in his career. He ended up identifying to much with his character of Aurelio Casillas", added the source.
El señor de los cielos was originaly inspired in Amado Carrillo, an infamous Mexican drug dealer know by that moniker. Although Amaya was well known in Mexico and even acted in Ugly Betty, he became internationally famous with his role of El Güero on the super successful La reina del sur, and became a world sensation as Casillas.
Initially, Telemundo declined to comment about the situation, but just yesterday, the network informed that Amaya was on a break, after not taking vacation for 11 months.
Playing a role like Aurelio Casillas can be taxing and Amaya wouldn't be the first actor to dangerously mesh with a character. Let's hope that this rest, whether is in a rehab facility or in a paradise, helps with recover.
All his fans, including me, are rooting for him. We love you Rafa! ¡Cuídate!
Image via Telemundo