Death of Angelique Boyer’s Mother Stops Filming of Top Telenovela

June 16, 2014 - By Jan Rainey

Popular Univision telenovela “Lo Que La Vida Me Robó,” has temporarily halted filming after the death of star, Angelique Boyer’s mother. Those close to the situation say 49 year old Sylvie Rousseau had been dealing with heart problems for several months.

In May Boyer posted a Tweet seeking out people with an O-positive blood type, which her mother Sylvie desperately needed at the time. Before her death she had undergone several operations, including open heart surgery, and had just been transported to a new hospital for further treatment.

Emphysema, a lung disease brought on by smoking, was a complicating factor in her death.

Although the top rated soap is due to wrap up filming in the coming weeks, producer Angelli Nesma made it clear that they will happily reschedule things so 25 year old Boyer (who plays Montse) can have all the time she needs to mourn and take care of her mother’s affairs. The two hour finale is set to air on July 27th.

Televisa, the company which produces and licenses “Lo Que La Vida Me Robó,” left an official message of condolence on Twitter:

“Televisa unites in the sorrow that Angelique Boyer faces in the death of her mother, Sylvie Rousseau. Rest in peace.”

Boyer’s fellow actress Érika Buenfil also took to Twitter to pay her respects:

“Angelique, with all my heart, I’m very sorry for everything you have been going through … I sent you a lot of love and big hug. I’m very sorry.”

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