In the third and final season of Narcos: Mexico 3 We witnessed the rise and fall of Amado Carrillo Fuentes (Jose Maria Yazpik), better known as “The Lord of the Skies”, after the capture of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). Twenty-four years later, the Netflix series reopened the conversation about the fate and death of “The Lord of the Skies” and therefore we review what happened through Yazpik’s gaze.
The death of Amado Carrillo Fuentes
Amado Carrillo Fuentes was considered the largest cocaine trafficker in Mexico in the 1990s. He was known as “El Señor de los Cielos” because he directed a fleet of cargo planes that transported cocaine from Colombia to the US-Mexico border. .
The annals of the history of drug trafficking in Mexico point out that the drug trafficker, a native of Sinaloa, died on July 4, 1997 in Mexico City, after undergoing cosmetic surgery to change his face. At that time, Amado Carrillo Fuentes entered the Santa Mónica Hospital with another identity: Antonio Flores Montes. However, after undergoing surgery, “The Lord of the Skies” presented complications and was declared dead. The Drug Control Administration (DEA) and the then Attorney General’s Office (PGR, now the Attorney General’s Office) confirmed the death of “The Lord of the Skies” and even exhibited the capo’s coffin to the media (via).
After hastily confirming the death of the drug trafficker, his employees had been called in to recognize his body. However, they specified that the body, in the hands of the authorities, did not correspond to that of Amado Carrillo Fuentes. There are several versions of the alleged death of Amado Carrillo Fuentes. Among them, it is said that “The Lord of the Skies” moved to Cuba and that Fidel Castro asked Carlos Salinas de Gortari to remove him from the island, after the quarrels between the two politicians. In fact, it was revealed that the drug trafficker had a second family in that Caribbean country (via).
What happens in Narcos: Mexico 3?
In the final stretch of Narcos: Mexico 3, “The Lord of the Skies” has every intention of getting out of the drug business. But then they document, with a voice in off, as already described in the previous paragraphs. That is, his death in the hospital operating room, while undergoing plastic surgery to change his appearance and continue to flee from the authorities.
The reality is that the presumed death of Amado Carrillo Fuentes continues to cause a stir and many doubts. José María Yazpik, who grew up in Tijuana, Baja California in the midst of drug trafficking, has his own opinion about the death and fate of the famous drug lord:
“The body disappeared; the doctors were killed. So, no one really knew what happened, ”Yazpik told The Hollywood Reporter around the investigation into Fuentes’ actual death. “So, officially, Amado was dead. I don’t think he’s dead. I think he got away with it.
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In the series we also witness a conversation between Walter Breslin (Scoot McNairy) and Jaime Kuykendall (Matt Letscher), who point out that the body, which was identified by the Mexican federals, disappeared and two of the surgeons who operated on Carrillo Fuentes, at the Mexico City hospital, they were murdered.
Finally, the scene between the end credits shows us Marta (Yessica Borroto), Amado’s girlfriend, at her beach house in Chile. When he enters the house we can see two glasses of wine and the toy plane resting on the fortepiano. In this way, the series provides much more ambiguity about the death of the kingpin and the eternal question of whether or not he died during the cosmetic surgery he underwent.
For José María Yazpik there is an answer: he did not die and he got away with it.
“I really think Amado got away with it. Fled. I’m not saying he went to Chile or Cuba; the most recent information is that he was somewhere in Germany, many years ago. But I think it got away. He’s one of the few guys who said, ‘Enough is enough. And he planned it all and left. But I could be wrong, “said the Mexican actor to THR.
The entry Narcos: Mexico 3: The true story about the death of Amado Carrillo Fuentes was first published in Cine PREMIERE.