The Spanish actress Pilar Bardem, mother of the actor Javier, she disappeared in Madrid at the age of 82 on 17 July. The children Carlos, Monica and Javier announced it in a note: «We want to share the news that our mother, our example, is dead. She went in peace, without suffering and surrounded by the love of her family ».
The actress had been hospitalized in the Ruber hospital in the Spanish capital for a kidney infection. “We know of the affection and admiration that many people felt for her, inside and outside Spain, for the actress, the fighter and the always supportive person she was.
We are grateful with all our heart for this love for our mother », continues the family note.
Grandmother of Leonardo and Luna, born from the marriage of her son Javier and Penélope Cruz, Pilar Bardem was born in Seville on March 14, 1939, In over 50 years of career, she has taken part in more than 80 films, 43 plays and 31 series TV. In 1995 she won the Goya Award for Best Supporting Actress for Nobody will talk about us when we are dead, by Agustín Díaz Yanes. Pilar Bardem was also a political activist on the Spanish left. In the 2004 elections to the European Parliament she had appeared on the Izquierada Unida list.