I could hardly do a post on QUEEN OF SWORDS and not do one on ZORRO!
I didn't learn of Zorro through Disney
but through the black and white movie starring TYRONE POWER I saw on TV.
But that movie led me to VHS tapes of the Disney ZORRO.
When Guy Williams first visited Argentina in 1973,
he was quite taken by the admiration and fascination the Argentine people expressed for him and his character of 'El Zorro'.
In return, Guy fell in love with the culture and people of Argentina.
In the late 1970's he retired,
except for personal appearances, to Recoleta, an upscale neighborhood of Buenos Aires.
In 1989, while spending solitary months in Argentina, Williams disappeared.
The local police searched his apartment in Recoleta on May 6, finding his body.
He had suffered a brain aneurysm and had been dead for several days.
Due to his great popularity in Argentina,
his ashes lay for two years at the Argentine Actors' Society cemetery at La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires.
In 1991, in accordance with his wishes,
Williams' ashes were spread over the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California.