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Kamar de los Reyes, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ and ‘One Life to Live’ Star, Dies at 56

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Kamar de los Reyes, renowned for his roles in ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’ and ‘One Life to Live’, passed away on Sunday at the age of 56.

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Kamar de los Reyes, known for his portrayal of the villain Raul Menendez in the acclaimed video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” and his role as Antonio Vega in the soap opera “One Life to Live,” passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles after a short battle with cancer. His wife’s publicist confirmed the news to Variety. He was 56 years old.

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Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, De los Reyes grew up in Las Vegas before making his way to Los Angeles in the late 1980s to pursue his acting career. With a background in singing and dancing, he showcased his talent as the original Chicano boxer, Pedro “Roadman” Quinn, in the off-Broadway production of “Blade to the Heat” in 1994. Notably, he also shared the stage with Patrick Stewart in a captivating 1995 rendition of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

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He made his debut in a significant role on the long-standing ABC soap opera “One Life to Live.” From 1995 to 1998, he portrayed Antonio Vega, a character initially introduced as a murder convict but later exonerated after it was revealed that he acted in self-defense. Originally believed to be Carlotta Vega’s son, it was later revealed that he was actually the son of Carlotta’s brother, Manuel Santi. De los Reyes reprised his role as Antonio in 2000 and continued to portray the character until 2009.

In the widely acclaimed 2012 video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” de los Reyes portrayed the formidable antagonist Raul Menendez. Menendez, a Nicaraguan arms dealer and terrorist, ignited a futuristic Cold War in 2025. His compelling portrayal led to reprising the character in subsequent installments of the series, including “Call of Duty: Black Ops IV” and “Call of Duty: Vanguard.”

In addition to his notable performances in films like “Nixon,” “The Cell,” and “Salt,” De los Reyes also made appearances in popular shows such as “Sleepy Hollow,” “The Rookie,” and “All American.” According to his wife’s publicist, De los Reyes had secured roles in Marvel’s highly anticipated series “Daredevil: Born Again” and Hulu’s captivating “Washington Black.”

Surviving de los Reyes are his wife, actor Sherri Saum; his sons Caylen, Michael, and John; his brothers Daniel and Walfredo, Jr.; his sisters Lily and Ilde; his mother Matilde; and his father Walfredo.

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