The beloved Mexican actress and singer died in Miami, Florida, on Feb 16. Rojas has very publicly battled various stages of cancer and was surrounded by her friends, family and boyfriend, according to sources.
You might not know a lot about the famed telenovela star.
Here are five interesting — and sometimes tragic — things about the actress.
She began her artistic career in 1990 when she appeared in the telenovela Alcanzar una estrella. This drama was so successful that she went on to record a sequel, Alcanzar una estrella II, the following year, and has been appearing on hit telenovela shows ever since.
She released an album in 2006, "Deseo." And most recently, she released a children's album inspired by her daughter, "Hijos del sol," in December of 2014.
Rojas adopted a daughter in 2013 while she was in remission from her cancer. Luciana was born on Oct. 6, 2013 in Miami. According to sources, Rojas had been trying to get pregnant unsuccessfully when she was diagnosed in 2008. Her daughter will now live with and be raised by her aunt, actress Mayra Rojas, and her adoptive father.
Rojas was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. She had a mastectomy in 2012 but was only cancer-free until 2012 when she was diagnosed with bone cancer. It was just last November when the actress received the tragic news that she now had tumors in her liver and there was going to be no recovery.
In a prophetic and highly coincidental incident of life imitating art, she is widely remembered for her role in a telenovela called Canción de amor, back in the late '90s. Her character, Ana, suffered from cancer and died at the end of the show, leaving behind a daughter.
Rojas just celebrated her birthday last week, and her last tweet was a thank-you to her fans and family for the birthday wishes.
Gracias a TODOS por celebrar mi cumple conmigo Hermoso día Lore— Lorena Rojas (@lorenarojas) February 10, 2015
It says, "Thank you all for celebrating my birthday with me. Beautiful day."
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