The Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry is very sorry to announce the passing of René Zendejas, a master puppeteer known around the world during his 75-year career. Child actor, dancer, puppeteer and puppet craftsman, René was a powerful talent who has inspired so many others in our community and beyond. He recently suffered a stroke and passed away this morning.
Our deepest condolences to his partner Jon Buratti, his many friends and fans.
We will share information about memorial events to honor René when details are finalized.