Mexican actor Xavier Ortiz, former member of hit musical group Garibaldi and Patricia Manterola’s ex-husband, passed away today at the age of 48 allegedly due to suicide. His friend and former partner Sergio Mayer confirmed the news. Cause of death has not been revealed.
“Con profunda tristeza y gran dolor, informo del fallecimiento de mi querido hermano y gran compañero del Grupo Garibaldi y actor, Xavier Ortiz.
Mis sinceras condolencias a su familia, amigas y amigos, y la comunidad artística. #QEPD” meaning “With deep sadness and great pain, I report the passing of my dear brother and great colleague of the Garibaldi Group and actor, Xavier Ortiz. My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and the arts community. #RIP”
Ortiz sister, Olga Ortiz Ramirez, also confirmed that he committed suicide, depressed by the Covid-19 pandemic situation, as well as a recent separation from his wife and a number of other reasons.
“Look, I am his sister and very much to my regret I tell you that he committed suicide we are in shock we knew he was very depressed due to the isolation, the lack of income and a very stormy separation he had just sold his house and had money we are so surprised I am on my way to Guadalajara”
Mira soy su hermana y muy a mi pesar te digo que se suicido estamos en shock sabíamos que estaba muy deprimido por el aislamiento, la falta de ingresos y una separación muy tormentosa apenas acababa de vender su casa y tenía dinero estamos tan sorprendidos voy rumbo a Guadalajara— Olga Ortiz Ramirez (@quimicaolga) September 7, 2020
RIP Xavier Ortiz