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R.I.P. Jossara Jinaro – ‘Passions’ Actress Dead at 48

Jossara Jinaro has died. The 48-year-old "Passions" and "The Young and the Restless" actress had been battling cancer, her husband announced.

R.I.P. Jossara Jinaro – ‘Passions’ Actress Dead at 48

Jossara Jinaro has died. The 48-year-old "Passions" and "The Young and the Restless" actress had been battling cancer, her husband announced.

Brazilian-born actress Jossara Jinaro who portrayed the recurring role of Rae Thomas on the NBC daytime drama series “Passions” over several episodes from 2002-2007, and appeared as Rosa in a 2006 episode of “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was just 48 years old. In a post on Jinaro’s official Facebook page, her husband, Matt Bogado, stated that Jinaro passed on April 27 after battling cancer. 

“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,” said Bogado in the post. “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.” The post included a picture of Jinaro and Bogado with their two children.

A public memorial service for Jinaro is expected to take place in the Bay Area at a date to be determined, Bogado shared.

On “Passions,” Rae was the “strong and sexy” club owner who was involved with Simone Russell (played by Cathy Jenéen Doe), the younger daughter of Eve and T.C. Russell. Their storyline received a GLAAD nomination in 2006. Sadly, the relationship didn’t last as Rae was murdered in February 2007 before she could reveal what she knew about Luis Lopez-Fitzgerald (Galen Gering) being framed for raping Fancy Crane. The blackmailer and Rae’s murderer turned out to be Vincent Clarkson, the alter ego of Valerie Davis.

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Jossara Jinaro, Cathy Jenéen Doe (“Passions”)
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Outside of daytime, Jinaro had roles on such shows as “Without a Trace,” “Judging Amy,” “ER,” “Southland,” “The Closer” and “East Los High,” among others. She was also a voice actress with credits that included “Cars 2: The Video Game,” and the films “Puss in Boots” and “The Interpreter.” Jinaro most recently appeared in an episode of “Animal Kingdom” and starred in the web series “I Am Thee…”

According to her IMDb page, her final credited role is as Marina del Rey in the film “10 Tricks,” co-starring alongside Lea Thompson, Sam Hennings, Raymond Cruz and Richard Gleason

Watch a clip from Jinaro’s time on “Passions” below.