In 1989 Puig moved from Mexico City to Cuernavaca Mexico where he died in 1990. The medical team was unable to help Puig. 1997.
Manuel Puig (born Juan Manuel Puig Delledonne) (General Villegas Argentina December 28 1932 - Cuernavaca Mexico July 22 1990) was an Argentine author. 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.