‘One Life To Live’ Actor Dead At 56

“One Life to Live” star Kamar de los Reyes died a day before Christmas after a brief struggle with cancer. The actor was 56 years old at the time of his death.

He leaves behind his wife, actress Sherri Saum, and three sons, 26-year-old Caylen and 9-year-old twins Michael and John who he shared with Saum.

De los Reyes is commonly known for his appearance in nearly 300 episodes of “One Life to Live” as Antonio Vega, a gang member who later became a lawyer and then, a police officer. He is also well known for playing the villain Raul Menendez in the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.”

Some of his other roles include in “Sleepy Hollow,” “All American” and “Rookie.”

According to a statement from his family, De los Reyes was in the middle of the filming of “All American” at the time of his death. He had reportedly also recently completed filming for Hulu’s upcoming “Washington Black” and Marvel upcoming “Daredevil” series.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Las Vegas, De los Reyes started acting after moving to Los Angeles in the late 1980s. His first role was as a dancer in a 1988 movie called “Salsa.”

In 1994, his career moved forward as he was cast as Ray Ariaz in the soap opera adaptation of “Valley of the Dolls.”

After that, he played the role of Pedro Quinn in the 1994 play, “Blade to the Heat.” The role led to his casting as Ferdinand in director George C. Wolfe’s production of “The Tempest” for Shakespeare in the Park.

In 1995, De los Reyes landed what would be his most popular role in “One Life to Live,” which he played till 2009. It was on the show that he met Saum, who appeared in the series as Keri Reynolds from 2001 to 2003.

Since then, he has appeared on the big screen, with earlier roles as a secret service agent in “Salt,” as Watergate burglar Eugenio Martinez in “Nixon” and as Officer Alexander in “The Cell.”

According to his family, De los Reyes had his heart set on his roots even though he lived in Los Angeles.

“De los Reyes lived in Los Angeles, however, his heart never left Puerto Rico,” the family’s statement read.