latinos dead cancerSome of them were very young. Others not so much, but all died too soon, all victims of cancer. This terrible illness causes so much pain, not only to the people who suffer from it, but among all those who love them. Here are the Latino celebrities who fought as hard as they could, but ultimately lost their heartbreaking battle to cancer.

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Bimba Bosé died on January 23, 2017, after a long battle against breast cancer. 1

Bimba Bosé died on January 23, 2017, after a long battle against breast cancer.

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The artist, niece of Spanish icon Miguel Bosé, was very public about her illness and her courage in the face of adversity always inspired.

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Lorena Rojas was only 44 when she passed away on February 17, 2016 2

Lorena Rojas was only 44 when she passed away on February 17, 2016

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The Mexican actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. Although she was in remission, the cancer returned and ultimately took her life soon after she had gotten engaged and adopted a baby girl.

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Talia Joy Castellano inspired us with her beauty. 3

Talia Joy Castellano inspired us with her beauty.

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Castellano was only 12 when her YouTube videos made her famous; she already had cancer. Her strength made her the image of CoverGirl and won her fans all over the world. Unfortunately, her leukemia took her when she was only 13, on July 16, 2013.

La India María died on May 1, 2015. 4

La India María died on May 1, 2015.

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It was the most famous character played by the iconic Mexican comedian María Elena Velasco and stuck with her. She fought against stomach cancer in a private, but very brave battle.

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Soraya was only 37 when breast cancer stole her from us on May 10, 2006. 5

Soraya was only 37 when breast cancer stole her from us on May 10, 2006.

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Before passing, the Colombian American singer had two songs on the Billboard Latin chart and a Latin Grammy. She was the first Latina to be a spokeperson for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

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The legendary Rocío Jurado was one of the first women singers to embrace angry songs against men. 6

The legendary Rocío Jurado was one of the first women singers to embrace angry songs against men.

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The Spanish songstress died on June 1, 2006 from pancreatic cancer. She was only 59.

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Rocío Durcal died in 2006 five years after being diagnosed with uterine cancer. 7

Rocío Durcal died in 2006 five years after being diagnosed with uterine cancer.

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Before she was Shaila Durcal's mom, Rocío Dúrcal was the most beloved Spanish singer in Latin America. She was better known for her movies with Enrique Guzmán, Alejandra Guzmán's dad, and her duets with Juan Gabriel.

Gonzalo Vega couldn't defeat a rare form of blood cancer. 8

Gonzalo Vega couldn't defeat a rare form of blood cancer.

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The telenovela and film actor died on October 26, 2016, surrounded by his family, including actresses Marimar and Zuria Vega.

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Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies and Hollywood celebrities. 9

Oscar de la Renta dressed first ladies and Hollywood celebrities.

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He passed away on October 20, 2014 after many years fighting cancer. He was 82 years old.

Joan Sebastian survived cancer for 13 years. 10

Joan Sebastian survived cancer for 13 years.

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The Mexican singer and song writer spent almost 14 years fighting bone cancer. He died on July 13, 2016, surrounded by family.

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Héctor Arredondo was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 11

Héctor Arredondo was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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He was only 44 and had been diagnosed only three months before his  death on November 16, 2014.

Miguel Ferrer died on January 19, 2017 of throat cancer. 12

Miguel Ferrer died on January 19, 2017 of throat cancer.

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He was only 61 and will be remembered for his roles in more than 40 TV shows and series. His cousin George Clooney posted this words the day of his passing:

Today history will mark giant changes in our world, and lost to most will be that on the same day Miguel Ferrer lost his battle to throat cancer. But not lost to his family. Miguel made the world brighter and funnier and his passing is felt so deeply in our family that events of the day, (monumental events), pale in comparison. We love you, Miguel. We always will.