Another emblematic voice of Latin American dubbing has departed on the night of Tuesday, June 29. The Mexican voice actor and announcer Raúl de la Fuente, the iconic storyteller of Knights of the Zodiac, he lost the battle against his diseases at the age of 74.

The news was shared by his grandson Axel Espinoza through the actor’s official Facebook account.

“Friends, family, colleagues and fans. Today, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 9:00 p.m., my grandfather lost the battle against his illnesses. I am very sorry to report that ‘the bending mustache’ has passed away.

My grandfather spent his life dedicated to working, always with a smile in recent months, making our videos live and recounting anecdotes, answering and reconnecting with his friends and fans through this medium. Thank you for all the messages and all the joys that you were able to give him.

We will arm you forever. Thanks a lot. May the light and the force of the cosmos be with you always.

I will always carry you in my soul. Your grandson forever, Axel Espinosa ”.

Raúl de la Fuente and the world of dubbing

Born on November 7, 1946 in Mexico City, Raúl Sánchez Espinosa de la Fuente had a prolific four decade trajectory within the dubbing and the locution.

Among other roles, Raúl played Odín and was the narrator in various projects of the franchise. Knights of the Zodiac, Basil en Cops and mice (1986) the Disney, Kent Mansley and The iron Giant (1999) or Agent Smith of Matrix (1999); in addition to having participation in animated series such as Popeye, Looney Tunes, The Simpson, Family Guy, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Adventures of Jackie Chan, Phineas y Ferb, Ranma ½ O InuYasha.

The voice of Raúl de la Fuente also became famous among users of the Telmex company for providing “the exact time” when dialing the number 030 throughout the Mexican Republic.

In 2018, De la Fuente retired from dubbing due to deteriorating health. Last February, reported that the “bending mustache” had to be hospitalized in a private clinic in Morelia, Michoacán. Due to medical expenses, the family conducted a fundraising campaign during this period. Although the official cause of death is still unknown, his grandson had previously reported that it was not related to COVID-19.

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