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Mexican actor killed after being lured to fake job

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Renato Lopez arrives at El Palacio de Hierro Store Opening
El Palacio de Hierro Store Opening, Mexico City, Mexico - 05 Nov 2015.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by (7524097a) Renato Lopez arrives at El Palacio de Hierro Store Opening El Palacio de Hierro Store Opening, Mexico City, Mexico - 05 Nov 2015. Carlos Tischler/REX/Shutterstock

MEXICO CITY – Mexican authorities say TV and movie actor Renato Lopez was lured to his death by an offer of work in an apparent revenge killing.

The chief prosecutor of Mexico State did not specify the motive for the Nov. 24 killing of Lopez and his agent besides citing the revenge angle. Local media reported it may have involved a personal relationship.

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Prosecutor Alejandro Gomez said two men were arrested. One allegedly lured Lopez to the rural area where he was killed by offering work on an ad campaign.

Lopez played a supporting role in the movie “Macho,” about a straight fashion designer who feels obliged to act gay. He’s also been a host on television shows.

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While musicians have been targeted for attacks in Mexico, actors have largely been spared.