Alexa Valiente, the Emmy Award-winning ABC News producer, died on Friday, April 5. As for the cause of death, the network announced that she passed away after suffering health issues for months.
Alexa Valiente worked with ABC network for six years; she serve on shows such as Nightline, 20/20 and Popcorn.
The circumstances surrounding the death of the television producer are unclear. The network said in a statement that her passing came as a surprise to her closest members in the newsroom.
James Goldston, the ABC News president, said in a statement,
Always a friendly face in the halls, she had an upbeat spirit, a curious and brilliant mind and a real passion to see the world. She will be deeply missed.
Alexa Valiente, a producer for @ABC News for six years, passed away at 27 over the weekend.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 8, 2019
Alexa received an Emmy Award in 2018 for her work on 20/20‘s Las Vegas: Heartbreak and Heroes. She worked in the show on the deadly mass shooting that left 58 people killed and hundreds injured in 2017.
Shortly after the passing news of Alexa emerged, her loved one took to Instagram accounts to pay tribute to her.
Here're the posts, check them out.
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I wanted to look like someone on TV so badly when I was growing up. The only famous Asian woman I knew was Lucy Liu, but we didn’t have much in common beyond the fact that she was Asian too. I just wanted to see someone with a skin complexion like mine, who I could look out for in magazines for makeup tips or what colors would look good on me. I wanted to see someone like me act out love storylines in shows or movies so I would have an idea of what kind of guys I could end up with, what kind of guy might like a girl who looked like me. Sometimes I wished my skin was lighter, like the kids I grew up around, and would stay out of the sun so I wouldn’t get darker, so I could finally look like someone. No worries, I am proud of my skin and my face now. And today, I met the star of a movie with more Asian-Americans on one screen in a contemporary setting than I have ever seen before. And the movie is also GOOD and shows people — who just happened to be Asian — be funny, be dramatic, be sexy, be MOVIE STARS. Not many of them look like me, but they might look like another little girl today searching for someone to look up to. And it gives me hope that one day I won’t have to write a post about the significance of the existence of a movie with diversity in it. So go watch @crazyrichasians, not just because you’re supporting representation, but also if you like good stories with good actors in it — and so that Hollywood knows you want to see more of them. #RepresentationMatters #PROUD #CrazyRichAsians #ConstanceWu #AsianAmerican #PopcornABC by @jeffthecruel
Rest In Peace Alexa Valiente!
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