Mexican film and TV star Raquel Pankowsky, 69, died away on March 28. The Mexican National Association of Translators and Interpreters broke the news of her passing (ANDI). Through a tweet, the group announced the loss of Raquel Pankowsky, the organization’s performing partner. We are very sorry for your loss and offer our sympathies to her loved ones. Radio personality Maxine Woodside later revealed details of Pankowsky’s death. People like actor Edgar Verval and comedian Eduardo Spain were friends with the late actress.
The suspected cause of death for Raquel Pankowsky
Neither ANDI nor Pankowsky’s family have commented on the circumstances surrounding her untimely death. Though Maxine Woodside, presenter of the radio program Todo Para La Mujer, passed away on Sunday, her family said on Monday that she died from COPD-related complications (COPD). The presenter then explained that the actress was seen with her oxygen tank in hand while filming one of her last roles.
After her death became public, numerous local websites reported that Raquel Pankowsky had been a smoker since she was young, lending credence to Woodside’s accusations. Her way of living may have exacerbated her COPD. According to numerous local newspapers, Pankowsky was in a coma for four days in 2019 due to a complication related to her sickness. Excelsior claims that Pankowsky had smoked continuously since she was 11 years old.
Pankowsky discussed her struggles with quitting smoking in an interview with Sumedico in 2010. She stated she started smoking at 11 because she watched all the celebs smoking and wanted to be like the seductive, elegant, beautiful ladies on film. Cigarettes have always had a special place in my heart; our connection was inevitable. Raquel Pankowsky said in the same interview that she was cautioned about the risk of getting pulmonary emphysema if she did not stop smoking.
C.O.P.D., or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, reduces or prevents normal lung ventilation. The most prevalent causes of COPD among those who do not work in manufacturing are smoking and prolonged exposure to gaseous substances. The leading cause of mortality for those with COPD is the illness itself, which is made worse by its many side effects, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Examining Raquel Pankowsky’s legacy
Pankowsky first started acting in high school, and he eventually enrolled in classes at the National Association of Actors (ANDA) to hone his craft. The actress began her career as a teenager, maybe in the 1970s. A search of IMDb reveals that one of her first film appearances was in the 1978 film La plaza de Puerto Santo. After appearing in several short films and TV shows, Pankowsky landed the part of Gloria on Camila, appearing in 90 episodes between 1998 and 1999. A role as former Mexican First Lady Marta Sahagn, wife of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, earned her widespread recognition in 2005’s El Privilegio de Mandar. Pankowski’s acting career, as documented by IMDb, spanned over six decades and included over sixty-one separate productions.