‘Ugly Betty’ creator Silvia Horta dies

Jan 8 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 1/8/2020 1:32:56 PM IST

 Tributes have been paid after the death of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta, who has died by suspected suicide at the age of 45.

The TV writer was found in his motel room in Miami on Tuesday, with Horta’s representatives subsequently confirming his passing. Variety have reported his cause of death to be a self inflicted gunshot wound, citing several sources. America Ferrara, who played the title role in Ugly Betty between 2006 to 2010, wrote on Instagram: “I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta’s death.

“His talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy and light. I’m thinking of his family and loved ones who must be in so much pain right now, and of the whole Ugly Betty family who feel this loss so deeply.”

Vanessa Williams, who played Wilhelmina Slater, added “Still in shock after hearing the tragic news of our #uglybetty creator #silviohorta. His creativity and passion will be missed by so many of us that worked with him. May he Rest In Peace. Eric Mabius, who played Daniel Meade, wrote on Twitter “Silvio and I used to stay up late and laugh until our sides hurt and complain to one another about life. 


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