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Silvio Horta: 'Ugly Betty' Creator Found Dead In Miami Motel Room In Apparent Suicide

'Ugly Betty' creator Silvio Horta was found dead in a Miami motel on January 7 in an apparent suicide. Stars of the comedy-drama paid their tributes to him.

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Screenwriter and producer Silvio Horta, who was known predominantly for creating the comedy-drama series Ugly Betty was found dead in a Miami motel on January 7, 2020. Apparently a case of suicide, the cause of death has been reportedly revealed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Silvio Horta's manager confirmed his death to a leading news portal in the USA, however, the reason behind it was not revealed. 

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Ugly Betty actors pay their condolences to Silvio Horta

Actors from the Ugly Betty series have conveyed their condolences on Instagram and Twitter. America Ferrera, who played the title role, took to Instagram and shared how stunned and heartbroken she was over Silvio's tragic death. She stated that Silvio's creativity brought joy to many people and her thoughts go out to his family and loved ones. Vanessa Williams, who essayed the character of Wilhemina Slater also took to her Twitter and shared that Silvio's creativity and passion will be missed. 

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Ugly Betty evidently held a special place for many as the show had garnered various accolades through its running years. The show ran for a successful four seasons from 2006 to 2010. It even won two golden globes namely Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for American Ferrera in 2007. Check out how netizens have reacted to Silvio's sudden demise:

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