“I’m stunned and heartbroken to hear the devastating news of ‘Ugly Betty’ creator, Silvio Horta’s death,” America Ferrera, who played the title role, said in a statement on Instagram. “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.”
“Still in shock after hearing the tragic news of our #uglybetty creator #silviohorta ??'”,” Vanessa Williams, who portrayed Wilhelmina Slater on all four seasons, wrote on Instagram. “His creativity and passion will be missed by so many of us that worked with him. May he Rest In Peace.”
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