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- Esai Morales in the 1987 film La Bamba
Last week, Esai Morales, the actor who portrayed Bob Morales in the 1987 film about Valens life, took to Facebook to ask for prayers for Bob.
"Please say your prayers for a man who's honest contribution in the telling of his brother's and family's story not only helped make La Bamba come to life but also infused the story with so much heart, pain and depth," the actor wrote last Thursday.
On Sunday, the actor posted an updated that the older Morales, to whom he was not related, had passed away.
Bob Morales was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2012 and had recovered. The details of his passing are not known at this time, though he was in his late 70s.
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