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Netflix star, 23, killed in brutal machete attack

Netflix star, 23, killed in brutal machete attack

The Colombian actor, who had starred in films and shows on Netflix and Apple TV, was found dead with multiple machete wounds.

A Colombian actor who had starred in a Netflix show has been found dead following a suspected armed robbery, according to local media reports.

Kevin Andrés Muñoz Tovar, also known as Kevin Muñoz, was found deceased with his hands and feet tied and several wounds in La Playita, Tuluá, Colombia.

Local media have said that his wounds are believed to have been caused by a machete attack and he was also bludgeoned before he was killed.

Kevin Muñoz's body was found with his hands and feet tied and several wounds.

A 19-year-old suspect has since been arrested on suspicion of murder however they have not been named by authorities.

Head of local police Nicolás Suárez, spoke to local outlets and said: “The Valle Police Department reports that thanks to the timely information provided by citizens, the capture of a 19-year-old man was achieved, who had allegedly participated in the homicide of Kevin Andres Munoz Tovar, a renowned actor from a Colombian film.

“The subjects who caused the injuries then fled the scene, but thanks to information from the community, one of them was captured.

The young actor was beginning to make headway with his career as he participated as a secondary in the 2020 Netflix film titled Lavaperros/Dogwashers, a Colombian-Argentine black comedy-drama film directed by Carlos Moreno.

He had also featured in the Apple TV series Echo 3, in which he had a secondary role, as well as starring in an episode of the streaming Colombian TV show Turbia. The story focuses on two communities, one wealthy and another poor who are faced with water shortages following months of drought.

Fans of the actor have begun expressing their sorrow at his death on social media.

A 19-year-old suspect has since been arrested on suspicion of murder.

“It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the tragic passing of Netflix actor Kevin Muñoz,” said one X user. “His talent illuminated the screen in Netflix's Lavaperros, and his promising career was cut short in a shocking incident.”

Another commented: "My God… how sad! God help his family with this horrible pain."

“What a shame, the violence that persists and affects us all, in this country that frequently overwhelms us,” an X user added.

“How awful. And what a paradox to think that he died like "El Pecoso" in the movie. Reality surpasses fiction,” another user commented.

The motive for the murder is not yet known and police have launched an investigation.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@keicy_newera / Netflix

Topics: Crime, Netflix, World News