LUIS A. FRIAS
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LUIS A FRIAS Luis A Frias, 65, passed after a battle with COVID-19 on 4/25/20 at NA Hospice in Las Vegas, NV. Luis was born on 7/12/54 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is survived by his daughters; Luisa & Lauren Frias, grandchildren; Kai, Lucy, Max, Olive, Ned & Hazel; his brothers Rudolfo & Julio Frias; reunited in afterlife with his twin brother; Luciano Frias & parents; Cirilo & Clara Frias.

Luis was passionate, compassionate & talented in all aspects of his life. He studied traditional Argentine dance in his youth & began his career at the age of 12 performing as a dancer/musician & had continued success entertaining people around the world for over 30 years.

He performed in many renowned venues such as Madison Square Gardens in NYC, Super Dome in New Orleans, & Calgary Stampede in Canada. He performed in critically acclaimed shows including Kenny Ortega's "Latin Quarters Show" & "Fire & Ice" on the Las Vegas Strip, "Splash" in Japan, the Ringing Bros. & Barnum & Bailey's Circus US tour, & many other beautiful productions around the world.

After his success as a performer, he settled in Vegas & started a new career as a dealer on the Strip, eventually becoming a pit boss. He loved his job & continued "entertaining" casino guests at his tables.

He was loved by many & always helped those in need. He was an exceptionally amazing father to his two daughters & an equally amazing grandfather. He will be remembered for his warm smile, his big heart & funny stories. Words cannot describe how much he will be missed.


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Published in Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 17, 2020.
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May 18, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Maria
Friend
May 18, 2020
Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the Frias household. Lauren and I were best of friends, and I danced at the studio for a time. I really felt like part of the family, and I love each of them dearly. I will always remember how kind Luis was, his sence of humour, and his warmth. I remember him letting us stand on his feet at the studio as children while he taught us ballroom dance. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be deeply missed and always remembered for his incredible character. I love you all!
Ashleigh
Friend
May 18, 2020
Luis is a great friend. We met him on a trip to Las Vegas in 2016 and have been in touch ever since. He was an incredible person, with a big heart, a huge smile and always in a good mood, he made humor with his own life, he was an incredible man. He left his legacy, his experience as an honest and sincere man. May God always bless and comfort the heart of the whole family. We will miss you so much, Luis. Rest in peace!
Simone
Friend
May 17, 2020
e loved it when Luis and Donna and his group would reunite to perform there dance and drums routine at the Desert Shore Dance academy performances!! So exciting and I always saw him w a smile on his face our condolences to your family
Debbie
Acquaintance
May 17, 2020
RIP
Elena
Friend
May 17, 2020
Luis was my dad. He left a brightness and warmth with me that I will always be able to feel. It was a golden love that radiated brighter than the sun. He was an incredible person, a fun and nurturing father and a fierce performer. I have so much of my father in me that Im only just beginning to realise now that he is gone. Im so lucky I got him as a dad and I will miss that unconditional love, support and humour so much. We love you dad.
Lauren
Daughter
May 17, 2020
Im glad you knew the Lord and had strong faith! You were such a strong presence in the circus during your time with RBBB. It was wonderful being friends and traincar neighbors, I loved spending time with you and Donna during train-runs. Thanks for the joy you brought to the world.
Frenchy
Friend
May 17, 2020
I worked with Luis at the stratosphere and at terrible's. He was a truly good and kind person. We are all better for knowing him. RIP Luis.
Mark deguchi
Friend
May 17, 2020
Sending our deepest condolences and sentiments of love and healing to all friends and family. He will be deeply missed!
Desiree, Poser
Friend
May 17, 2020
Every time I saw Luis he had the biggest smile and was so kind! He really could bring positive energy into a room just by walking in. I am so sorry for your loss. Our world was lucky to have him in it.
Angie Boschetto
Acquaintance
May 17, 2020
Luis was such a great man! You could always hear his excitement in his voice. He LOVED his kids and grandkids more than anything. He was such a happy guy full of amazing stories. I will always remember the cute toucan onsies he got me when I was pregnant with Ryder. He loved being around all the kids. One time after his doctor apt. he was supposed to let me drive him home. He ended up parking around the corner so we spent a few hours at lunch hanging out. It was right before Easter last year I think and he told me so many wonderful stories. I tried to buy him lunch but he would not let me pay and then insisted on giving me money to go get the kids Easter baskets from him. He seriously was so sweet and pleasant to be around. We love and will miss you Luis!
Ashley Wood
Friend
May 17, 2020
A very kind and generous loving man. I am so happy for him that he was able to share in the family lives of Lauren and Luisa and he got to hug and hold each grandchild! ❤
Laurie
Family
May 17, 2020
Besides being an amazing performer, you were full of life love, and humor. We had many years of joy, performing, traveling, and raising our two beautiful daughters. You will be missed by so many. I picture you happy, healthy, and peaceful in heaven with your family that went before you. You achieved in this life more than many can even dream of. I loved you more than you ever knew and will hold you in my heart forever.
Donna Frias
May 17, 2020
Luis, you will be forever missed! Thank you for your kindness and for welcoming me and my children as part of your “family”. You are an example to all of us, showing such unconditional love and always seeing the good in those around you. You were so generous, always quick to give a complement, lift up those around you, help those in need, and making others feel totally accepted and special when they were with you! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and life experiences with me when times were hard. You always had the best advice on parenting and relationships, and just letting others be themselves. Thank you for your example and reminder to always strive to be Christ like. We will miss your warm smiles, enthusiastic greetings and huge hugs! Your positivity and passion for life was contagious. Thank you, your light and your love will continue to be felt by all who were luck enough to know you! God be with you!
Rachel Matthia
Friend
May 17, 2020
Solamente QEPD primo y brille la luz que no tiene fin , dejaste tus seres queridos aqui pero estás, junto a mamá, papá y gemelo ambos artistas amaban lo que hacian.besos al cielo ❤
Norma
Family
May 17, 2020
Your smile and kind heart lit up any room you were in. You loved so well and were loved well in return. May you be at peace now smiling and shining on your family.
Danielle
Friend
May 17, 2020
You were like a second father to me and I loved all our conversations about life. I love you and will forever miss you.
Alessandro
Family
May 17, 2020
Luis treated my sister and I like daughters. He was such a sweet guy with so many stories! His voice was uplifting and always made you smile because you could hear his excitement. He loved when the kids played and loved his kids and grandkids more than life. I got to have a nice chat with him when he took me to lunch after I picked him up from his appointment. We hung out for a long time because he was sneaky and wasnt going to let me drive him home. He parked around the corner! So we talked and talked until he was 100% normal. I was having a bad day and feeling low at that time and he really cheered me up and pumped me up again. He even insisted on giving me money for the kids to each get an Easter basket. I still remember the cute little toucan outfits he got Ryder when I was pregnant. I really will miss Luis. He was always a shining light to be around.
Ashley Wood
Friend
May 17, 2020
You were the best father and grandfather. You were one of the best performers Ive ever seen. We will miss you forever
Luisa
Family
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