Pedro Infante is one of the most famous actors and singers of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Infante was a fanatic of aviation, a hobby that would lead to his death. According to Wilbert Alonzo-Cabrera, his biographer, the actor was co-piloting a Consolidated Aircraft X B-24-D (a variant of the B-24 Liberator), which had been converted from heavy bomber war airplane to air cargo in San Diego, California. The plane crashed 5 minutes after taking off from Mérida, Yucatán, in southeast Mexico. The death of Pedro Infante on the morning of 15 April 1957, was announced by radio personality Humberto Rodríguez, of radio station XEMH of Mérida, after one of the firefighters discovered the bracelet engraved with the name “Pedro Infante”, plus the winged insignia that symbolized his aviator license. This was around 8:15 am; at 11:12 am, Manuel Bernal, of Mexico City radio station XEW, gave the news saying: “this Monday, 15 April 1957, Pedro, our beloved Pedro…this has been confirmed, has died in a tragic accident in Mérida, Yucatán”.