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Who were Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar and Raimundo Garduno Cruz? Netflix’s The Chosen One is halted due to the deaths of the actors in a car accident

Upcoming Netflix Series, Selected, production recently had to be halted after two of its actors, Juan Francisco González Aguilar and Raimundo Garduno Cruz, were tragically killed in a car accident. Two other cast members and four crew members were injured in the incident.

The accident occurred on June 16 near Mulege in Baja California Sur when the six participants were driving towards the airport from Santa Rosalia where they were filming a video. Selected. The van they were traveling in was reported to have overturned after “running off the road” in a desert area.

We are heartbroken to learn of the deaths of actors Raimundo Garduño Cruz and Paco Mufote from the Netflix series The Chosen One. Our condolences to their grieving families 💔 https://t.co/69EFgxQ80t

The Baja California Department of Culture later identified the dead actors, and the other injured members were said to be in stable condition. Redrum, the production company that oversaw the show, announced that it had stopped production on the series following the incident.

Meanwhile, Netflix issued an official statement regarding the incident and expressed condolences to the deceased actors and their families:

“We are sad to announce that two actors have passed away following a tragic accident en route from Santa Rosalia to the local airport. Our thoughts are with them and their family.”

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) also announced that it has contacted Netflix and the Mexican Actors Union ANDA to look into the incident and investigate circumstances surrounding the local production.

The organization said that ensuring safety on set is its “top priority” and it will continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of its members and others.


A look back into the life of Netflix Selected actors Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar and Raimundo Garduno Cruz

Close Friends of Netflix#039;The Chosen One#039;  cast members demand investigation into fatal car crash (image via Getty Images)
Close friends of Netflix’s ‘The Chosen One’ cast members demand investigation into fatal car crash (Image via Getty Images)

Juan Francisco González Aguilar and Raimundo Garduno Cruz were Mexican actors. Aguilar was reportedly known by his professional name Paco Mufote and is known for his roles in shows such as El Porvenir as well as People from another planet.

His friend Liliana Conlisk Gallegos told The Daily Beast that Aguilar was a great actor who touched several hearts in his life:

“Paco touched the hearts of everyone he ever met, he was a great actor with a strong trajectory.”

Two cast members from the Netflix series The Chosen One have died after a van overturned after it swerved off a road in Mexico. Raimundo Garduno Cruz and Juan Francisco Gonzalez Aguilar died.

Gallegos also shared that Aguilar loved playing and playing music “more than anything” and even faced economic difficulties and other casualties “because of his love of the game”.

She also mentioned that she was heartbroken over her friend’s death and accused the production house of Selected and Netflix on alleged exploitation:

“It hurts me to think that he was taken advantage of, that he was forced to work in substandard conditions, especially in a multi-million dollar company like Netflix.”

Raimundo Garduno Cruz is also known as a famous actor in the Mexican industry, known for his role in Here comes the devil, according to IMDb. Cruz’s friend Fernando Bonilla, an actor and director, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the star.

He mentioned that Cruz was an actor, director, and cultural manager who “took Tijuana like his home.” Bonilla called Cruz “celebrating and generous” and said his loss left him “devastated” and “heartbroken”.

Bonilla also scrutinized the production shop for the tragedy and asked how the driver of the car lost control, demanding an investigation:

“It is mandatory that the production report how many hours of rest the driver who lost control of the truck had.”

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netlfix Selected (not to be confused with the Portuguese series) was first announced in 2017 as an adaptation of the comic book series by Mark Millar and Peter Gross. American Jesus. The series reportedly revolves around a 12-year-old boy who returns to Earth as Jesus Christ to save humanity.

While filming was still ongoing, no release date for the show has been announced. However, the company has suspended production due to the incident and has yet to disclose further plans for the project.


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