Freddy Figueredo – The Firefighter, died because of colon cancer
Freddy Figueredo was an adventurous person, so he fought fires on land and sea, and patched up stunt actors on movie sets and television shoots. The most recent being the Miami-based Burn Notice. Terry Miller, the executive producer said that “Freddy was more than a guy who just handed out pills and Band-aids.’’ He was a friend and a talented co-worker. Freddy was very safety conscious and was always there to help, over and above the call of duty. The producer said that Freddy wasn’t just a crew member, “He was a pal.’’
Freddy was born Fernando Figueredo in Havana on April 1, 1952 and he died on Thursday because of colon cancer. That he was born on April fool’s Day “was appropriate,’’ his wife said. “He was a big jokester The U.S. Navy veteran spent half of his 61 years on the Miami-Dade County Fire Rescue and 20 as a movie medic. He lived in Palmetto Bay with wife Lisa Coston Figueredo, a fire department dispatch supervisor, and son Cody, a Christopher Columbus High School senior and fellow Miami Heat fanatic.
When Burn Notice will get aired for the last time in September, viewers will see this in the credits: “FREDDY FIGUEREDO, 1952-2013. Matt Nix, the show’s creator, added the tribute during editing for Figueredo, whose credits include Bad Boys II, Big Trouble, CSI Miami, Marley & Me, Speed 2, Reno 911, The Sopranos, and the Aquaman pilot. Terry Miller said that no one got seriously hurt on Burn Notice, but Freddy was right there when actor Jeffrey Donovan once cut his arm doing a stunt and he helped sew it up. He always wanted to check the actors’ blood pressure. He instinctively knew how to care for people, he said.