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Marika Rivera, Daughter of Artist Diego Rivera, Dies in England

Diego Rivera - "Portrait of la Señora Natasha Gelman", 1943 - oil in canvas, 115 by 153 cm. - Private collection

LONDON (AP).- Marika Rivera,
a daughter of the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, has died in England, her son said
Tuesday. She was 90. She died Jan. 14, 2010 of advanced dementia at
Chestnut House nursing home in Charlton Down, England, said David Phillips, her
son by her second marriage. Marika Rivera was born Nov. 13, 1919. Marika
Rivera, a film and stage actress who had little contact with or support from her
father, was born from his tempestuous affair with the Russian-born artist
Marevna Vorobieff.