Actress Pilar Bardem, mother of Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, He died this Saturday at the age of 82 in Madrid, after having been hospitalized for several days at the Ruber clinic in the Spanish capital due to a lung disease not related to coronavirus.
One of the first officials of the Iberian country to echo the news was the Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, who in his social networks mourned the death of the actress and gave encouragement to the relatives.
“It is with deep sadness that I receive the news of the death of the actress and activist Pilar Bardem. I convey my condolences to his children, family, friends, and colleagues by profession. Her memory will always keep her alive among us, “he wrote.
In addition to Iceta, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, also spoke to the news, pointing out “his enormous legacy in film, theater and television.”
“The great Pilar Bardem was, above all, a defender of equality, freedom and the rights of each and everyone,” he said.
Bardem, mother of fellow actors Carlos and Mónica, died after not overcoming “a respiratory crisis,” sources from the film industry confirmed to the Efe agency.
Bardem had a long career in film, theater and television and was the winner of the Goya for Best Supporting Actress in 1995 for the film “No one will talk about us when we are dead. That year, her son Javier was also awarded the same award for best leading actor. Pilar Bardem made her debut as an actress in the sixties and in the nineties she was part of films such as Las Ages de Lulú, by Bigas Luna.
Almodóvar was also a girl in 1997 as a supporting actress in Carne tremula.
Pilar Bardem suffered from respiratory problems and was hospitalized in Madrid. Photo EFE
In addition to the cinema, one of the best known facets of the actress was her role in the fight for human rights and her political activism. In 2017, she was awarded the Cinema, Help and Solidarity award granted by the Film Academy, thus recognizing her role in solidarity and promoting these actions.
Among the causes that Pilar Bardem fought for in her life are the rights of refugees, access to medicines or campaigns against gender violence. In addition, he signed several manifestos in favor of progressivism and left-wing currents.