In recent hours, the sad news of the death of Antonio Ibanez. The Spanish actor, model and painter died aged 34 from cancer diagnosed just over a year ago.
“I fought with all my might but I couldn’t win this battle. I really wanted to live and continue to create art. Even so, you will be able to see, feel and touch my purest energies in all of my paintings. There you can lose yourself in my beautiful and generous soul”, communicated through their official social networks. And with the publication, some photos of the actor, who was part of such well-known series as Aida there The ministry of time.
Despite his youth, Antonio already has a long career in the artistic world. In his early days, he was a model for major brands and then he made a place for himself on television. Her first major role was in fiction Myrtlewhere he played Santiago, and later other roles would follow in hits like the one who comes Moreover, we saw it recently in The dancer, a dance reality show. At the same time, he is also passionate about painting, an art that he regularly exhibits in his profile on instagramwhere he had nearly 30,000 subscribers.
It was July last year when Ibáñez reported that they had found lymphoma. “Another stage in my life. A month ago, a liquid passed through my body to heal me. This uncertainty with which you become friends has also grown; very different from the one that I, as an actor and painter, said he was almost always with me, ”began his text. And to continue:Fear at first. Today I don’t have him, maybe there will be a day when I will, I don’t know… Whatever I feel, I’ll let him be and I’ll hug him . The days go by and everything is calmer, more serene… under control, I already know what it’s all about and what I’m facing. lymphoma”.
In this sense, he had told how his feelings were: “I have nerves that run through my body (they seemed endless) like when lightning or thunder crosses the sky. I almost pissed myself. Chemo. The images of the love of my life, my mom, my dad, my sister, my friends, filming, painting in the studio, classmates, castings… They went through my head as if it was a trailer. I couldn’t press “Skip ad”. This kind of “selfishness” appeared why me; I guess it’s normal in this process”.
“I had learned to live in the present for a while, sometimes it’s hard, yes, but give it a try! All this reaffirms to me that in life things are as they are, they happen because they have to happen. Experiences prepare you for many things; for this one, for example, not so much!”, he had reflected. In any case, he had kept hope: “But I am stronger than ever to face this and all that comes, I feel very good! With courage, with an energy that invaded my body, my mind and my soul even more. Honestly, I didn’t need that to value all that I have, feel, want and value in life. Still, I’m still learning.”
Finally, he closed his long post with some heartfelt words: “Don’t take anything seriously. Don’t leave him, I’ll call you tomorrow. Not this cafe. Not even the date you had weeks ago. If you want to say I love you, do it, what a difference it makes! Go for and with your dreams, push them to the extreme! Fight for them! We already know the “no” is already there, so go ahead and take the dance away from us. Enjoy it like there’s no tomorrow! “PD Include a + dose of LOVE in everything you do. Give it a try! You’ll tell me,” he added.