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‘Salt’ Actor Kamar De Los Reyes Dies In Los Angeles At 56


LOS ANGELES — Kamar de los Reyes, a television, film and voice actor best known for his roles as a gang member and police officer in the soap opera “One Life to Live” and as a villain in the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II”, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 56, the family announced.

According to a statement from Lisa Goldberg, a publicist for de los Reyes’ wife, Sherri Saum, De los Reyes died Sunday after a short battle with cancer.

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In “One Life to Live,” de los Reyes, opposite Saum, played Antonio Vega, a former gang member who became a lawyer and then a police officer. He played the villain Raul Menendez in the popular video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” He also had roles on Fox’s “Sleepy Hollow,” ABC’s “The Rookie” and the CW’s “All American.”

The family statement said de los Reyes was filming “All American” at the time of his death – and had recently filmed roles in Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil” series and Hulu’s yet-to-be-released “Washington Black” starring Sterling K. Brown .

De los Reyes was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Las Vegas. According to a biography provided by the family, he was hooked on acting when he arrived in Los Angeles in the late ’80s. Her early roles include Pedro Quinn in the 1994 off-Broadway play Blade to the Heat and Ferdinand in George C. Wolfe’s production of The Tempest for Shakespeare in the Park.

On the big screen, de los Reyes appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Nixon,” where he played Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez, as a Secret Service agent in “Salt” with Angelina Jolie and in “The Cell” with Jennifer Lopez.

“De los Reyes lived in Los Angeles, but his heart never left Puerto Rico,” the family statement said, adding that the actor was actively involved in recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

The actor leaves behind his wife Saum and three sons, Caylen, 26, and twins Michael and John, 9.

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