TV writer and executive producer,Silvio Horta was found dead on Tuesday in Miami. Ugly Betty star, America Ferrera who played Betty Suarez on the show took to her instagram and wrote;I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of Ugly Betty creator, Silvio Horta’s death. His talent and creativity brought me and so many others such joy & light. I’m thinking of his family and loved ones who must be in so much pain right now- and of the whole Ugly Betty family who feel this loss so deeply.
Vanessa Williams who was also on the show wrote;Still in shock after hearing the tragic news of our #uglybetty creator #silviohorta 💔 His creativity and passion will be missed by so many of us that worked with him. May he Rest In Peace
Ugly Betty ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 and was adapted from the Colombian show Yo soy Betty, la fea. May his soul rest in peace.