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Popular 'Telemundo' actress dies at 44

Rojas died in her Miami home on Monday, February 16, after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Mexican telenovela actress, Lorena Rojas has died at the age of 44, her management says.

“With profound sadness we want to inform the fans of Lorena Rojas and her friends from the press, that the Mexican actress and singer died today in Miami after taking with courage and positivity a battle with cancer,” her agency Latin WE said via a press release.

The statement added that she was surrounded by her boyfriend, family and friends at the time of her death.

The much-loved actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008 and in 2014 was told that the tumour had spread to her liver.

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"Thank you all for celebrating my birthday with me. Beautiful day," Rojas tweeted on February 10 when she celebrated her 44th birthday.

She starred in more than a dozen soap operas, including “El Cuerpo del Deseo,” “Alcanzar una estrella” and “Rosario” and was also a singer and a songwriter.

She is survived by her daughter Luciana.

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