Between 2003 and 2004 Passion of Hawks it became one of the most successful soap operas of all time, reaching historical audience records in dozens of countries around the world, including Spain, Poland and Russia, in addition to Argentina and your country of origin, Colombia, where it came to touch the 65% screen share.
They have almost passed 20 years since the series premiered, which is said soon. Time goes by and looking back can fill us with bitterness, especially when we read that some of its stars have left us.
It is the case of the Colombian actor Raúl Gutiérrez, a face recognized for appearing in TV soaps how Miss Barbara, where he played the colonel Chopped Diogenes The Secrets of paradise and Market loves.
Gutiérrez played almost two decades ago Jaime ‘Justino’ Bustillo in Passion of Hawks. In fiction he was the administrator of the Assisi sanatorium, cousin of Fernando Escandón (Juan Pablo Shuk), a man who took advantage of his position of power to seize the money of the families of the patients. (Since we did not have official and quality images of Raúl Gutiérrez, we have used a generic from his most famous series to head the piece).
BJaime Bustillo🔥 @AdminBustillo
He is the administrator of the Sanitarium of Assisi. A cousin of Fernando Escandón and an ally of Nurse Violeta, he takes advantage of his position to profit from the money he takes from the families of patients behind the Director’s back. pic.twitter.com/OrMEgg0l8x
– Passion of Gavilanes (@PasdeGavilanes) January 11, 2020
The actor, who had a prolific career in both film and television, had 64 years, and his death was confirmed by the Colombian Association of Broadcasters and Communicators (ACL) through their social networks. “It will always be in our hearts. Thank you so much, master,” were the words that the association dedicated to him.
In addition to Passion of Hawks and some of the soap operas mentioned, Gutiérrez appeared in the series of Netflix El Chapo and gave voice to the Latin versions of countless American or British productions – such as that of The Teletubbies– who were passing by Colombia.
Raúl Gutiérrez was a gentleman. Excellent partner, generous in every scene, good conversationalist and the perfect dumbbell for the rumba. It was an honor to work with him and a luxury to see his transformation in each role he performed.
There would be no Doña without Pernalete.
Now they are together. ✨ pic.twitter.com/N6vQK0mgQH
– Christian Meier (@oliverdog) July 26, 2020
Dozens of well-known faces in the Colombian industry have conveyed to his family the most sincere condolences.