Cuban actress, Broselianda Hernandez has been found dead on Miami Beach after leaving home to buy cigarettes.
The body of the 56-year-old actress was discovered along the shoreline with no apparent signs of foul play, police said on Thursday November 19.
Hernández, who had been living in Miami for the last five years, had gone out on Tuesday night to purchase cigarettes, but never returned home, according to relatives.
The cause of death has not yet been determined by the medical examiner’s office, but authorities said they believe Hernandez drowned and do not suspect foul play.
A witness called police early Wednesday after finding a woman near the shoreline, said Miami Beach Police spokesperson Ernesto Rodriguez.
Officers and firefighters later identified her as Hernandez.
Hernández rose to fame starring in 1990s Cuban soap operas such as “When Water Returns to Land” and “Women of Honor.” In 2010, she starred as the mother of Cuban independence hero Jose Martí in the biopic “Martí, the Eye of the Canary.”
Hernandez’s final film before moving to Miami was 2015’s “The Companion.”
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel sent his condolences to Hernandez’s family on Thursday on Twitter, saying “Farewell to an exceptional actress named Broselianda. We mourn her early loss. Our condolences to her family and friends. #SomosCuba.”