Who is Roel Navarro? Death of Mayans MC actor honoured in s4 opener

Amber Peake April 20, 2022
Who is Roel Navarro? Death of Mayans MC actor honoured in s4 opener


As season four of FX’s Mayans MC hit our screens this week, the popular crime drama paid tribute to one of its late cast members in the end credits of its opener. 

Following the events of the first episode, actor Roel Navarro’s death was honoured as a message at the end of the episode which read “Our brother, Roel Navarro,”.

Fans of the show are curious to know more about Roel Navarro and his role in the show. Let’s take a look…

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FX’s Mayans MC honour Roel Navarro

In the end credits of the season four opener, the show paid tribute to late cast member Roel Navarro. 

Some fans may recognise the actor for his role as Pavia across seasons two and three of Mayans MC. According to his IMDb, he starred in a total of eight episodes which included the season three finale. 

According to tributes on the actor’s Instagram, Roel Navarro sadly died in October last year. 

At the time, Navarro’s stunt double on the show, and close friend, Gabriel Rios, announced his passing in an emotional post on the picture-sharing platform. 

Following news of Roel Navarro’s death, fellow Mayans MC actor Raoul Max Trujillo who plays Che ‘Taza’ Romero on the show, also dedicated a post to the late actor. 

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A look at the actor’s past roles

Away from his stint on Mayans MC, Roel Navarro is credited to have featured in some well-known shows across TV. 

Jane The Virgin fans may be familiar with the actor as he played the older version of Mateo Sr, aka the late husband of Alba Villanueva and grandfather of Jane, in a flashback on the show. 

He also featured in popular soaps such as The Young And The Restless, General Hospital and The Bold And The Beautiful. 

A few of his other notable TV appearances include Dr Vasquez in NBC’s Chicago PD, Julio Calderon in Fox’s Empire and Mayor of West Covina in CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. 

Navarro often posted of his roles and behind the scenes of his acting life on his Instagram

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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.