Television and Film Actor Kamar de los Reyes Passes Away at 56

by Lucas Garcia
Kamar de los Reyes obituary

Renowned for his roles in the television series “One Life to Live” and the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” actor Kamar de los Reyes has passed away at the age of 56 in Los Angeles, as confirmed by his family.

Lisa Goldberg, the publicist representing de los Reyes’ spouse, Sherri Saum, stated that de los Reyes succumbed to cancer after a short illness on Sunday.

De los Reyes gained fame in “One Life to Live” as Antonio Vega, a character who transitions from being a gang member to a lawyer and later a police officer, featuring alongside Saum. His role as the antagonist Raul Menendez in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” also garnered attention. Additionally, de los Reyes appeared in the television shows “Sleepy Hollow” on Fox, “The Rookie” on ABC, and “All American” on CW.

Furthermore, de los Reyes recently completed filming for Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” series and Hulu’s soon-to-be-released “Washington Black,” in which Sterling K. Brown stars.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Las Vegas, de los Reyes was inspired to pursue acting after moving to Los Angeles in the late 1980s. His early acting credits include the role of Pedro Quinn in the 1994 off-Broadway production “Blade to the Heat” and Ferdinand in George C. Wolfe’s “The Tempest” for Shakespeare in the Park.

De los Reyes also made notable appearances in films such as “Nixon” directed by Oliver Stone, playing the role of Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez, as well as roles in “Salt” alongside Angelina Jolie and in “The Cell” with Jennifer Lopez.

Despite residing in Los Angeles, de los Reyes’ heart remained closely tied to Puerto Rico, as evidenced by his involvement in the post-Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in 2017, as stated by his family.

He is mourned by his wife Saum, their sons Caylen, 26, and nine-year-old twins Michael and John.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Kamar de los Reyes obituary

Who was Kamar de los Reyes?

Kamar de los Reyes was a television, movie, and voice actor, most notably recognized for his roles in the soap opera “One Life to Live” and the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

What is Kamar de los Reyes known for?

He was best known for his portrayal of Antonio Vega, a former gang member who becomes a lawyer and then a cop, in the soap opera “One Life to Live,” and as the villain Raul Menendez in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

How old was Kamar de los Reyes when he passed away?

Kamar de los Reyes passed away at the age of 56.

What was the cause of Kamar de los Reyes’ death?

He died following a brief battle with cancer.

What were some of Kamar de los Reyes’ notable roles?

Besides his roles in “One Life to Live” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” de los Reyes appeared in “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Rookie,” “All American,” and had roles in Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” series and Hulu’s “Washington Black.”

Where was Kamar de los Reyes born and raised?

He was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Las Vegas.

Did Kamar de los Reyes participate in any recovery efforts?

Yes, he was active in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Who survives Kamar de los Reyes?

He is survived by his wife, Sherri Saum, and their three sons, Caylen, Michael, and John.

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DramaQueen01 December 26, 2023 - 5:12 am

I remember watching him on Sleepy Hollow, always brought so much depth to his characters, he will be missed

ClassicSoapFan December 26, 2023 - 12:26 pm

Antonio Vega was my favorite character in OLTL, Kamar was such a talented actor, so sad to hear about his passing

PuertoRicoPride December 26, 2023 - 1:59 pm

he was a hero in PR, especially after Maria, such a loss for our community

Mark_theMovieBuff December 26, 2023 - 2:41 pm

can’t believe he’s gone, saw him in Nixon and he was brilliant…a true loss to the acting world

Jenny89 December 26, 2023 - 3:02 pm

oh no, this is such sad news, I always loved Kamar in One Life to Live. he was an amazing actor 🙁

FilmCriticTom December 26, 2023 - 6:18 pm

A versatile actor, gone too soon. His performances were always captivating, a big loss for the industry.

SandyBeachLover December 26, 2023 - 7:10 pm

this is heartbreaking, he was too young. cancer is just the worst, sending love to his family

GameFanatic December 26, 2023 - 8:24 pm

Raul Menendez was such a memorable villain in Call of Duty, Kamar de los Reyes nailed that role, RIP


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