The Spanish actress Pilar Bardem has died this Saturday at the age of 82, as advanced by Semana magazine and has been able to confirm elDiario.es. The death has been caused by a lung disease, not derived from the coronavirus.
Bardem, born in Seville in 1939, was awarded in 2017 with the 1st Cinema, Aid and Solidarity Award, created by the Film Academy to “promote and recognize the solidarity actions and humanitarian values of filmmakers”. She also received the Goya for Best Supporting Actress for No one will talk about us when we are dead.
Part of a large family of actors and film directors, Pilar was the sister of Juan Antonio Bardem and mother of Carlos, Mónica and Javier Bardem.
“A staunch defender for decades of the rights of actors and actresses, she was one of the promoters of the AISGE management society, an association that she has presided over since 2003,” said the Academy in 2017. During her life, she actively fought for human rights “and supported causes such as the defense of the Saharawi people, the rights of refugees or support for battered women. The Union of Actors and Actresses has mourned his death on social networks.