- Category : Writers-Fiction
- Type : GE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Service 4
Among his best known novels are La traición de Rita Hayworth (1968) (Betrayed by Rita Hayworth), Boquitas pintadas (1969) (Heartbreak Tango), and El beso de la mujer araña (1976) (Kiss of the Spider Woman), which was made into a film by the Argentine-Brazilian director Héctor Babenco, and in 1993 into a Broadway musical.
Puig lived in exile throughout most of his life. In 1989 he moved from Mexico City to Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he died in 1990. Puig had been in pain for a few days prior to being admitted to a hospital, where he was told that his gallbladder was inflamed and would have to be taken out. After the surgery, while Puig was recovering, he began to choke and gasp. The medical team was unable to help him. His lungs had filled with fluid, and he died of a heart attack at 4:55 a.m. on July 22, 1990.