The comedian gave the rights to his bioseries to Iván, the grandson who took care of him in his last months of life.
Before passing away, Manuel ‘El Loco’ Valdés legally assigned the rights to his grandson Iván Valdés to develop a television series about his life.
In a video shared by his grandson, the legendary comedian is seen sitting on a hospital bed, pen in hand, and the phrase is heard: “Very well, sir, thank you for signing me. It is his series ”.
Manuel Valdés stamped the signature months ago, during the last day of the palliative treatment he received at the National Cancer Institute in Mexico City.
“When I took the documents to the hospital it was because he asked me to. It was passing his birthday (January 29). We already had the documents before, ready, but when they gave him the radiation he reacted favorably and was very lucid, ”Iván explained, according to the Reforma newspaper.
“He told me ‘after this replacement, I would like you to bring me the documents so that the series is ready and that there are no obstacles when it is not there.”
“I told him ‘but I’m going to record it because they won’t believe that you asked me to,’ that’s why I recorded everything,” he said.
He had his aunt Norma Valdés, nurse Pilar and doctor Miguel Ángel Álvarez Avitia as witnesses to the signature.
The intention of “El Loco” was to participate in his own series with a cameo performing a character.
“He told me: ‘The only one who knows me more than anyone else is you.’