Wrong place, wrong time.
Venezuelan beauty queen and actress Mónica Spear was shot dead during an attempted highway robbery on January 6th, 2014 (Monday). Delinquents shot and killed both the TV star and her ex-husband, Henry Thomas Berry, 49, after the car they were in broke down in the Puerto Cabello-Valencia highway in Caracas, Venezuela. Their 5-year-old daughter, Maya, who survived the incident was shot in the leg.
According to police, the trio got into a minor accident that left their grey Toyota Corolla stranded. It was then when armed men approached the car and opened fire as the family locked themselves inside. Mónica who lived in Miami was documenting her trip via Instagram before being murdered.
The late actress and pageant queen won the Miss Venezuela title in 2004 and participated in Miss Universe 2005 in Thailand. She went on to appear in various Venezuelan soap operas before making it into the American market by starring in Telemundo’s Flor Salvaje in 2011.
Mónica’s costar from her most recent telenovela, Pasión Prohibida, Jencarlos Canela took to Twitter to pay his respects to the late beauty queen. He wrote: “I’m without words. I will miss my friend @MonicaSpear. And I love you, beautiful Maya. You are not alone!”