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Who was Carmen Salinas' son Pedro as actress dies aged 82?

Amber Peake December 10, 2021
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It has been announced that Mexican soap actress Carmen Salinas has passed away aged 82. The news was confirmed in a statement posted to the star’s Twitter, which said she died on Thursday, 9 December.

As reported by ABC7, Salinas, whose acting career spanned more than six decades, was hospitalised last month after suffering a stroke and was being treated in intensive care.

Following news of her passing, some sites have reported the actress is now with her son Pedro, who died after battling cancer. Fans of the actress are now curious to know more about him.

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Who was Carmen Salinas’ son?

Carmen Salinas and husband Pedro Plascencia Ramírez welcomed son Pedro Ernesto Plascencia Salinas on 7 November 1956, 11 months after they tied the knot.

Like his father, Pedro was a pianist. He later became known as Pedro Plascencia and followed in his father’s footsteps in becoming a composer.

According to his IMDb page, he composed music for telenovelas such as Cuna De Lobos, Más Allá Del Puente and Tenías Que Ser Tú, and films Gata Por Liebre and El Bulto.

Pedro died in April 1994 after battling cancer. Remembering her son on what would have been his 65th birthday this year, Carmen Salinas took to Instagram to share a series of posts in his honour:

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Did she have other children?

Yes. The actress and her husband Pedro Plascencia Ramírez also had daughter María Eugenia Plascencia. However, as reported by Bésame Radio, between María and Pedro’s birth Carmen Salinas suffered several miscarriages.

Maria had a brief stint in acting, appearing in 1986 film El Secuestro De Lola but is now a restaurateur, as reported by The Sun.

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Fans pay tribute to Carmen Salinas and her son

As news of Carmen Salinas’ passing was shared online, fans took to social media to remember the late actress:

We send our condolences to Carmen Salinas’ family and friends at this difficult time.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.