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Jorge Camara, Former Head of Golden Globes Group, Dies at 84

Jorge Camara, the esteemed Mexico-born movie critic and former president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,  died Friday afternoon after battling ongoing well being points, the group behind the Golden Globe Awards confirmed Saturday. He was 84.

“It is with great regret that I have to let you know of the passing of our dear friend and colleague Jorge Camara,” the HFPA assertion reads. “Jorge passed away peacefully yesterday afternoon after struggling with health issues for the past few years. As a past president of the HFPA, he was instrumental in the success of our association. Many of you have worked closely with him, and we know you will join in our sorrow.”

Camara — who served as president of the HFPA for a complete of years, the newest being from 2007-2009 — joined the group in 1968 and was on its board for greater than 20 years. He was additionally a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, serving as its president from 1988-90.

Although he was famous as a movie critic for a number of English and Spanish publications, together with La Opinion, he additionally labored on a number of productions for Telemundo, together with “Hollywood Hoy,” “Estrenos y Estrellas” and “Al Rojo Vivo.”

In addition, he serviced worldwide broadcasts for “HBO Ole,” “Desde Hollywood” and “Cine Canal” in Latin America.

He obtained the International Media from the Publicists Guild of America.

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