More than three months have passed since the death of Octavio Ocana, the actor who for several years gave life to “Benito Rivers”, a character from the comic series Neighbors. Ocaña was part of the program that is still on the air for the sign of Televisa, and of which a new season is already being recorded.
Now, Elijah Solorio, producer of the famous unit, had a good gesture with the family of the deceased actor during a police chase in October 2021 in Cuautitlán Izcalli and invited his parents and sisters to visit the set of recording where the remembered “Benito” shone in his performances alongside actors like Cesar Bono, Macaria and Eduardo Spain.
And it is that before the recording of the following season of the sitcom, the producer summoned the Pérez Ocaña family to meet with him over the weekend at the forum of Neighbors, in Televisa San Angel, where Octavio recorded the series since he was just a child.
This was announced by her sister Bertha Ocaña, who shared the photos of the memory on her Instagram account: “I cannot explain with words what we feel to be here in this forum, with the family of ‘Neighbors’ who they were always his second family, Y Televisa Without a doubt, it always was and continues to be our second home. Thanks always to the best program that exists and thanks to Mr. Elías Solorio”.
One of the sisters of the remembered actor was moved to tour the facilities that her brother visited so many times, who made his debut in the comic series since he was five years old once he was chosen by Eugenio Derbez.
“Because they say that remembering is to live again and it is a great blessing to walk the corridors of the place where our Tavito grew up, to visit his forum, to be with you who loved him so much and who continue to have him more present than ever, thanks for this special day that we had to live today, it will always be an honor to visit you… Remembering Benito”, added the young woman.
It is noteworthy that in the promotional images of the next seasons 12 and 13 of Neighbors, you can still see the presence of Octavio Ocaña. As previously mentioned, the production will keep the memory of “Benito” alive with his special appearances, as part of a tribute to the actor that will remain in the memory of the public Neighbors.
“Families are eternal and you will always be a great family”, “I imagine how emotional it is to visit the space where ‘Benito’ stole the heart of the world”, “Surely your brother accompanied you on the tour”, are some of the comments that can be read in response to Bertha’s sister’s post.
Last Saturday, January 29, it was three months since the unfortunate death of Octavio, in a series of events that is currently under investigation. The young actor lost his life due to a gunshot to the head after he was involved in a police chase.
The events occurred in the municipality of Cuautitlán Izcalli, State of Mexico, in October 2021, just nine days before the Tabasco interpreter reached 23 years of age. By then, Octavio had returned to the comedy series, I wanted to enter the world of stand up and he was engaged to his girlfriend, Nerea Godínez, with whom he planned to unite his life in marriage this year.
Three months after the actor’s death, family, friends and co-workers remembered him with much love. Then Bertha, her sister, shared a series of photographs that he took during the recent visit he made with his parents to Octavio’s altar that he finds in the place where he died, inside the highway Chamapa-Dairy.