Xavier Ortiz, a former member of the popular musical group Garibaldi, passed away on September 7. The singer was 48 when he committed suicide. Ortiz’s former partner, Sergio Mayer Breton, shared the sad news on Twitter.
Ortiz has worked as an actor in both TV and film, he last appeared screen as Romero on the TV series The Noir Bizarre. The actor was also part of series like ‘Un gancho al corazo’, ‘Duel of Passions’, ‘Camila and Sentimientos ajenos’. Xavier featured in the 2007 film ‘Lovesickness’ and ‘Che: Part One’ (2008).
Sharing the sad news about Xavier Ortix, Sergio Mayer Breton tweeted, “Con profunda tristeza y gran dolor, informo del fallecimiento de mi querido hermano y gran compañero del Grupo Garibaldi y actor, Xavier Ortiz. Mis sinceras condolencias a su familia, amigas y amigos, y la comunidad artística. #QEPD” (Google Translate – With deep sadness and great pain, I report the passing of my dear brother and great colleague of the Garibaldi Group and actor, Xavier Ortiz. My sincere condolences to his family, friends, and the arts community. #RIP)
Con profunda tristeza y gran dolor, informo del fallecimiento de mi querido hermano y gran compañero del Grupo Garibaldi y actor, Xavier Ortiz.
Mis sinceras condolencias a su familia, amigas y amigos, y la comunidad artística. #QEPD
— Sergio Mayer Bretón (@SergioMayerb) September 7, 2020
Xavier Ortiz’s sister, Olga Ortiz Ramirez, shared the news that her brother died by suicide. She tweeted, “Mira soy su hermana y muy a mi pesar te digo que se suicido estamos en shock sabíamos que estaba muy deprimido por el aislamiento, la falta de ingresos y una separación muy tormentosa apenas acababa de vender su casa y tenía dinero estamos tan sorprendidos voy rumbo a Guadalajara.” (Google Translate – Look, I am his sister and very much to my regret I tell you that he committed suicide we are in shock we knew he was very depressed due to the isolation, the lack of income and a very stormy separation he had just sold his house and had money we are so surprised I am on my way to Guadalajara)
¿Alguien me puede decir de qué se murió Xavier Ortiz (ex Garibaldi)? No lo encuentro y la duda me está matando.
— Mon® (@UnnaTuitera) September 7, 2020
Talking about his personal life, Xavier Ortiz was first married to fellow Patricia Manterola. He and the Garibaldi member dated for ten years before tying the knot in April 1999. The couple divorced in 2005 but remained close. He then married Carisa de Leon, but the couple filed for divorce in 2018.
Koimoi offers its condolence to Xavier Ortiz’s family. May his soul rest in peace.