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12 years after the mysterious death of Rui Torres: the remembered host of Art Attack

12 years after the mysterious death of Rui Torres: the remembered host of Art Attack

 

12 years after the mysterious death of Rui Torres: the remembered host of Art Attack

The driver studied Telejmmatics Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México where he graduated in 2002.



Rui Torres will always be remembered for his participation in the Disney children's program, Art Attack, but despite the fact that he was an outstanding student and a prominent host, his tragic end still resonates with fans of this broadcast who still remember him as the artist. that helped them to make their first works during their childhood.


Rutilio Torres Mantecón, full name of the presenter, was born in Mexico City on December 30, 1976.


His academic training began at the Green Hill school and it was at the end of his education in this particular institution that he decided to undertake his adventure in the ranks of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), where he was recognized as one of the four students with the best score. of entry in the call of the year 2001.


Rui was selected, out of 53 thousand applicants, to study at the highest house of studies and studied the Bachelor of Psychology in the open mode, thanks to the fact that he obtained the highest score of that year with 109 hits.


The then student told the University Gazette that this degree would allow him to combine his acting career with academic life.

12 years after the mysterious death of Rui Torres: the remembered host of Art Attack

Torres explained in 2001 to El Universal his reasons for continuing his education in a public institution and not in a private one, as he had done until then.


 The future of the masses university is in humanism; what the private university tells you is technique, from a sublime point of view. But, before an authority, you cannot disagree. If you do, they tell you 'there is the door and go'. Its graduates know how to be employees, they think as the boss thinks, because they will never discuss it or leave the huacal, "he said.


It is upto on how the job marketong is understood. If I understand it as a place where I am going to earn money, because the place is not in the public university, but if I understand it as an activity in which I am going to be doing what I like with love, it depends on you ", he said about your chances of having a job after studying in a public school.

Parallel to his education at UNAM, Rui Torres studied Telematics Engineering at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) where he graduated in 2002.


Success came to the young Mexican during these years. After obtaining the Baillères scholarship for his collaboration in the conservation of Diego Rivera's work, he was called to host the Art Attack program, a program originally created by the British network ITV in 1990 but for which Disney obtained the credits.


Rui Torres participated successfully in two of the seasons of this broadcast recorded in London, but decided to return to Mexico in 2003 to continue his academic studies in Telematics Engineering and spend more time with his family. In the program he was replaced by the Spanish conductor Jordi Cruz.


From then on, Rui Torres opted for anonymity and little was known about his life until in 2008 the news shocked all of Latin America : the Art Attack host had died under suspicious circumstances and amid rumors that could never be confirmed.

It was in the August 2008 edition of the magazine Conexion, produced by ITAM, where few details of the death were released.


 The I.T.A.M community gives the Torres Mantecón family its deepest  sorrow and condolences for the death of Rutilio, Mtra's brother. Maricruz Torres, which occurred on February 24. He will always be  happy and fondly remembered by his family and friends in their hearts ”, reads the obituary section of the publication.


The reasons for the death were never explained, but it was speculated that Rui suffered from intense depression since the death of her two-year-old daughter, who contracted pneumonia during a trip to the state of Zacatecas. The deep sadness that overwhelmed him led him to excessive intake of antidepressant pills.


This year, the memory of the Art Attack host continues to be present among his loyal fans 12 years after his death.

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