Star From “Pirates of The Caribbean” Found Dead

Mexican actor Sergio Calderón, well known for his performances in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Men in Black and At World’s End, has died at 77.

According to a spokesperson for Calderón, he peacefully departed on Wednesday morning, surrounded by his loved ones. While he had previously been hospitalized due to pneumonia, it is uncertain if this was the direct cause of his passing, as stated by the representative.

His birthplace was Coatlan del Rio, Morelos, Mexico, and he was born on July 21, 1945. As revealed in his IMDb biography, Calderón began his journey in the acting world after studying acting in Mexico. 

His first credited role on film reportedly was in The Bridge in the Jungle, as reported by the Independent.

Calderón’s career flourished as he collaborated with acclaimed director Sergio Leone on his second-to-last film, the thrilling 1971 masterpiece “Duck, You Sucker.” 

Additionally, he had the privilege of working with John Huston twice, in the films “The Bridge in the Jungle” and “Under the Volcano.”

Continuing to ascend in his profession, Calderón’s talents were recognized in the hit movie “Men in Black.” 

Notably, his character had a memorable moment portraying an illegal alien crossing the U.S.-Mexico border line presented Tommy Lee Jones’s character, K, with a sword, its tip bearing Calderón’s head.

Calderón played a significant role in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) as one of the Pirate Lords, sharing the screen with Keith Richards, a member of the Rolling Stones band.

In 2017, he utilized social media to give a sneak peek of his upcoming character and showcase his new role to his followers.

The role he portrayed was that of Captain Eduardo Villanueva, hailing from the Adriatic Sea.

He is fondly remembered by his loving wife, Karen Dakin, and their children, Johanna Calderón-Dakin and Patrick Calderón-Dakin. Additionally, he is survived by his son-in-law, Raaj, and his three grandchildren, Victoria, Krishnaavi, and Emiliano.