In a note to the press, his children and grandchildren recall that he was a strong, lucid man with an impressive memory, congruent, always active, he taught life and professionalism throughout almost a century of life and remained in the scene up to 96 years.
The funeral honors continue this Sunday, they indicated, so that homage can continue to be paid to him.
López Tarso, who was “an impressive library” was born on January 15, 1925 in Mexico City. He never wanted to stop working, except when he was forced by illness or the pandemic; he even adapted to social media, streaming and Zoom interviews during social isolation, when he happily received his Covid-19 vaccinations.
His life was the theater, the stage, to which he always wanted to return; but also national and international recognition in film and television; although recently he assured that in these formats the opportunities to work were scarce. He was a politician and trade unionist. He always took pride of the times he lived in.
The interpreter of the famous film “Macario and the paper man” said a couple of years ago to La Jornada:
“For an actor, nothing changes if he appears on television, in cinema, in the theater or via streaming, but stage art is my food, my entertainment, my business, my greatest interest and justifies my life; so I’m always looking for a new production to do it on stage, but I still interpret for cinema, television, dramatized readings, or whatever”.
My life, the actor maintained, is the theater. “I became an actor to be in the theater; because when he was studying there was still no television in Mexico; Already in 1950 I entered the small screen very soon and met Don Emilio Azcárraga Vidaurreta, a man of great drive and visionary” who laid the foundations of what is now a powerful means of communication.
López Tarso could have been considered for the Guinness record because there is no active 96-year-old actor, nor has anyone made six streams in the middle of the pandemic.