Five years ago, Daniel Rengifo was diagnosed with brain cancer. Since then, the Colombian actor began a series of treatments such as radiation, surgeries, and chemotherapies in order to combat the disease; However, during the last surgical procedure he underwent to eat, the 26-year-old lost his life.
The Colombian Association of Actors and its ITM representation agency José Rivera confirmed the news.
“Today we say goodbye to our colleague and friend Daniel Rengifo. We will remember him forever,”said the association on his Instagram account. “A fraternal hug from the Colombian Association of Actors and the community of actors and actresses of Colombia for their family and friends. RIP".
“The ITM José Rivera family regrets the departure of our dear friend and actor Daniel Rengifo; God receive him in his Glory, we are sure that his smile and joy will be in our memories and hearts. Good trip. Rest in peace,”said the agency for its part.
The histrion was recognized for his work in the TV series Sin senos si hay hayíso and for his portrayal of Brayan in the TV series La gloria de Lucho; In addition, he participated in broadcasts such as Los tres Caínes, Esmeraldas and Your voice stereo.
Daniel Rengifo began his television career at the age of 17, when he was presenting 5Cobijas, a children's program on the Colombian regional channel Telepacífico.
"God gives his greatest battles to his strongest warriors. So battles are to fight and win, not to surrender, "said Rengifo when he was informed about his illness.