Thursday, November 19, 2009

Johnny Delgado is DEAD!

One of the most talented actor in Philippine show business is now dead. Johnny Delgado passed away around 1 PM, after months of battling lymphoma.

MULTI-AWARDED. Johnny Delgado is a multi-awarded film actor, appearing in more than 50 films starting the late 1960s. He starred in the films of renowned directors Lino Brocka, Mike de Leon, Ishmael Bernal, and others.

Delgado won his first acting award in 1981, when he was given a Gawad Urian for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Mike de Leon’s Kakabakaba ka ba? (1980).

In 2001, Delgado won the FAMAS best actor award for his performance in Star Cinema’s Tanging Yaman (2000).

Delgado also received FAMAS nominations for Best Supporting Actor for the films Banaue (1975), Mrs. Teresa Abad Ako Po si Bing (1976), Ang Alamat ni Julian Makabayan (1979), Balweg (1986), Joe Pring: Homicide Manila Police (1989), Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin (1992), and La Visa Loca (2005).

Towards the end of his long career in movies, Delgado acted in several independent films, among them Ang Huling Araw ng Linggo (2006), Kaleldo (2006), Santa Santita (2004), and La Visa Loca.

Delgado also received writing credits for Santa Santita, which was directed by his real-life spouse Laurice Guillen.

Delgado’s last film project was the short film Labing-Labing (2009), written and directed by his daughter Ina Feleo. The actor teamed up with Laurice, where they also played as a married couple.

His last TV appearance, on the other hand, was on the ABS-CBN primetime series May Bukas Pa.

PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) extends condolences and prayers to the family of Mr. Johnny Delgado. source

Lymphoma is a type of cancer involving cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. Just as cancer represents many different diseases, lymphoma represents many different cancers of lymphocytes-about 35 different subtypes, in fact.

Lymphoma is a group of cancers that affect the cells that play a role in the immune system, and primarily represents cells involved in the lymphatic system of the body. source

He is one hell of an actor (in my opinion) and his talents and performances will be greatly missed.


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