Alex Soto

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Alex Soto (1965-April 9, 2015) was a Puerto Rican actor and drag queen, who was well known for his transvestite characterizations.[1] Soto was a native of San Juan[2] where he worked on several theatrical productions.


Soto was one of three boys and one girl born to his family. Since a very young age, he found work as an actor in Puerto Rican theatre, and during the 2000s, he gained popular exposure on the famed television show, Minga y Petraca, playing "Tomasa", a neighborhood lady.[3]

During 2002, Soto started to play a drag queen in a theater play named "Vidas de Herejes",[4] which was a hit play. He reprised the role when the play returned to the theaters during 2004 and 2010.[3]

Health problems[edit]

Soto was a sufferer of Diabetes and obesity. In 2012, he had his right leg amputated. He flew from Puerto Rico to Boston, Massachusetts, late during 2014, both to be near his sister and to be hospitalized there for his Diabetes and for an infection on his amputated leg.


Soto suffered a fatal heart attack at the hospital on the evening of April 9, 2015.

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Recordando a Alex Soto". 
  2. ^ "Alex Soto". 
  3. ^ a b "Actores de teatro resaltan valÃa de à lex Soto". Primera Hora. 
  4. ^ Alex Soto "Herejes". YouTube. 8 July 2014.