We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Jossara Jinaro. The actress passed away at the age of 48 after battling cancer.
Matt Bogado, her husband wrote on Facebook, “With great sorrow, I announce the passing of my wife, Jossara Jinaro on this date, April 27, 2022. Jossara bravely fought cancer and came home to be surrounded by family,” alongside a sweet photo of the couple and their two children.
He further shared, “Jossara was an amazing wife, mother, artist, and friend, She had the most beautiful, kind soul and wouldn’t take no for an answer. Even in her last moments, she was still fighting.”
“She is now resting in peace and will be remembered forever. Myself, Liam, and Emrys will miss her so deeply, although we know she is in our hearts and guiding us every step of the way.”
Bogado said, “A public memorial service will be held in the Bay Area, ” and, “More details will come soon.” Jinaro also appeared in “Judging Amy” and “Strong Medicine, ” aside from “ER.”
Born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1973 to two “Maoist” parents, Jinaro was raised in Colombia after her mother married a diplomat. Her family was relocated to the U.S after her stepfather was captured and held hostage by guerillas.
Initially, Jinnaro found work on stage. Her first television debut was as a recurring character on “Judging Amy” as Cheech Marin’s daughter, and followed that with “ER.” Later she began producing her own short films. She’s made the film festival rounds with Desert Road Kill where she won the Best Supporting Actress award.
Jinaro was first diagnosed with cancer of Unknown Primary in 2021, which is rare where the prime tumor site cannot be easily identified. In her final Facebook post on New Year’s Eve she wrote, “I feel loved and cared for by all my friends and family.”
Our thoughts are with everyone dealing with this very sad loss.