By Jennifer Maas
February 17, 2015 at 12:00 PM EST
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Lorena Rojas, a Mexican actress who starred in over a dozen telenovelas, died of cancer in her Miami home on Monday,The Associated Press reported. She was 44.

Rojas was born in Mexico City and began her career in the ’90s with her first Mexican soap, ​Alzcanzar una Estrena. She went on to have roles in Azul TequilaEl Cuerpo del Deseo, and Pecados Ajenos.

She also had a film career, with roles on the screen in Corazones RotosPapa SolteroMas que Alcanzar una Estrella, and El Triste Juego del Amor; as well as a theater career with parts onstage in Manos Quietas, and the musical Aventurera.

Rojas had launched a children’s album, Hijos del Sol, only a few months ago.

In a statement on Tuesday, her Latin WE talent agency wrote, “We will always remember you, just like you wanted, enjoying life, with your extraordinary adventurous smile.”

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