‘One Life To Live’ Actor Kamar de los Reyes Passes Away At Age 56
December 26, 2023 / By Zunair Tahir / Celebrity News
After a brief fight with cancer, Kamar de los Reyes, who portrayed Antonio Vega in the serial opera “One Life to Live” and Raul Menendez, the antagonist in the well-known video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” passed away in Los Angeles on Sunday, his wife’s publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 56 years old.
De los Reyes grew up in Las Vegas after being born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Having studied singing and dance as a child, he traveled to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to pursue his acting career.
In the 1994 off-Broadway production of “Blade to the Heat,” he played the part of Chicano boxer Pedro “Roadman” Quinn. In 1995, he costarred with Patrick Stewart in a staging of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”
He landed his first significant role on the venerable ABC soap opera “One Life to Live.” He portrayed Antonio Vega from 1995 to 1998. When he first appears, Vega is serving a life sentence for murder, but he is eventually freed when it is discovered that he was defending himself.
His persona was initially brought up as the matriarch Carlotta Vega’s son, but it soon became clear that he was actually Manuel Santi, Carlotta’s brother. In 2000, De los Reyes made a comeback to the program, where he played Antonio until 2009.
De los Reyes portrayed the antagonist Raul Menendez in the well-liked 2012 video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” who was a terrorist and arms dealer from Nicaragua who started a new Cold War in a dystopian 2025. In Call of Duty: Black Ops IV and Call of Duty: Vanguard, he played the same role twice.
His other credits included roles in television series like Sleepy Hollow, The Rookie, and All American, as well as movies like Nixon, The Cell, and Salt. De los Reyes reportedly had parts in Hulu’s “Washington Black” and Marvel’s upcoming “Daredevil: Born Again,” according to the publicist for his wife.
Actor Sherri Saum, his wife, sons Caylen, Michael, and John, brothers Daniel and Walfredo Jr., sisters Lily and Ilde, mother Matilde, and father Walfredo all survive De los Reyes.