Edith Gonzalez, telenovela star, dies at 54

Mexican soap opera star Edith González died after three years of battling cancer on Thursday. She was 54.

González’s telenovela credits include “Corazón Salvaje,” “Mujer de Madera,” “Doña Barbara,” “Palabra de Mujer,” “Las Bravo” and “Eva la Trailera.”

The National Association of Actors confirmed her death Thursday morning.

González was born in 1964 Monterrey, Mexico. She began her acting career as a child actor in the 1970s.

González announced her diagnosis in 2016 with an Instagram post of her lying in a hospital bed.

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Edith Gonzalez in recent years
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 15: Edith Gonzalez poses for photos during the red carpet for 'Quien' magazine's 18th anniversary at Foro Masaryk on August 15, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 11: Edith Gonzalez poses for photos during the red carpet of 'Straight ' theater play at Milan Theater on May 11, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Carlos Tischler/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - DECEMBER 06: Edith Gonzalez attends the Premio Iberoamericano De Cine Fenix 2017 at Teatro de La Ciudad on December 6, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 19: Edith Gonzalez attends the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Mexico 2017 at Auditorio Nacional on August 19, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 08: Mexican actress speaks during the press conference to announce the play 'Un Dia Particular' at San Jeronimo Theater on June 08, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Luis Ortiz/Clasos/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 02: Lorenzo Lazo and Edith Gonzalez attend the Vive Netflix 2017 at Museo Casa de la Bola on August 2, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - APRIL 27: Actress Edith Gonzalez poses during the 13th Luminus Awards at Telcel Theater on April 27, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo Luis Ortiz/Clasos/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 18: Edith Gonzalez and Lorenzo Lazo attend Amigos For Kids Annual Fundraiser 2016 Miami Celebrity Domino Night at Jungle Island on June 18, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JANUARY 19: Edith Gonzalez attends Telemundo NATPE party on January 19, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Fabiano Silva/Getty Images)
MIAMI, UNITED STATES - APRIL 28: Edith Gonzalez poses during the red carpet of Billboard Latin Music Awards 2016 at Bank United Center on April 28, 2016 in Miami, United States. (Photo by Omar Vega/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 15: Edith Gonzalez attends the third day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Mexico Spring/Summer 2016 at Campo Marte on October 15, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MARCH 24: Edith Gonzalez attends the Vanity Fair México magazine launch at Casa Del Lago on March 24, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 10: Actresss Edith Gonzalez attends the Glamour Magazine 15th Anniversary at Casino Del Bosque on October 10, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - AUGUST 22: Edith Gonzalez attends the Liverpool Fashion Fest Autumn/Winter 2013 at Club de Banqueros on August 22, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Actress Edith Gonzalez attends the 40th Annual International Emmy Awards at the Hilton New York on November 19, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 13: Edith Gonzalez and Lorenzo Lazo pose for a picture during the meeting of Beatriz Paredes, candidate for leadership of the Federal District, with Mexican artists, the June 13, 2012 in Mexico City, México. (Photo by Angel Delgado/Clasos.com/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 09: (RL)Edith Gonzalez and Lorenzo Lazo pose for a photo during the red carpet of the play Tomar Partido en el Foro Cultural Chapultepec on October 09, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Edgar Negrete /Clasos.com/LatinContent/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - JUNE 05: Edith Gonzalez and Lorenzo Lazo pose for a picture at the inauguration of the new forums Azteca Novelas on June 5, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Edgar Negrete / Clasos.com / LatinContent / Getty Images)
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After her 2016 cancer diagnosis, she frequently spoke out about her cancer. In the midst of cancer treatments, she appeared on the cover of Hola! magazine in 2017 with husband Lorenazo Lazo. González said in the feature of her cancer, “I am not a warrior, I am a lover of life.”

She is survived by her husband Lorenzo and daughter Constanza.

González’s official Instagram posted a picture of the actress and her daughter on Thursday.

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