Sunday, November 22, 2009

Two Veteran Filipino Actors Pass Away

Former LVN star Bernard Bonnin died last Saturday morning at age 70; and award-winning actor Johnny Delgado died last Thursday at age 61.

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to our sister-in-law, France Bonnin-Magadia and to her family and extended family.  We are sorry we could not be there, but our prayers are with you.

Bernard Bonnin - Filipino Actor (Sept. 1939 - Nov. 2009)

Bernard Bonnin with Maggie De La Riva in "Ako Ngayon, Ikaw Bukas"

Bernard Bonnin was a former LVN actor best known for his portrayal of Philippine comicbook action hero "Palos."  He starred in more than 100 feature films from 1958 to 1970.  He was still actively acting sporadically until 2007, when the Primetime TV Tele-series "Palos" starring Cesar Montano and Jake Cuenca finished filming.  Among his more memorable films were: "Mga Anak ni Waray" (1959), "Sandata at Pangako" (1965), "Walang Duwag na Bisaya" (1965), "Arizona Kid" (1971), "Tatlong Patak ng Dugo ni Adan" (1980), and "Buy One Take One" (1988).  He is survived by his current wife, Digna and his five children -- Charlene (Gonzales-Muhlach), Richard, Gabby, Vincent and France.

Johnny Delgado - Filipino Actor/Writer (Feb. 1948 - Nov. 2009)

Johnny Delgado in "Tanging Yaman" Hilda Koronel

Johnny Delgado was an award-winning TV and Film actor/writer best known for his work on the TV comedy series "Goin' Bananas."  He won a FAMAS Best Actor award for "Tanging Yaman" (2001), an Urian Best Supporting Actor award for "Kakabakaba Ka Ba?" (1981), Metro Film Fest Best Actor for "Tanging Yaman" and Best Supporting Actor for "Ligalig" (2006) and FAP Best Supporting Actor Awards for "Ligalig" and "La Visa Loca" (2006).  He is survived by his wife, Actress and Director Laurice Guillen and daughters Anna and Ina Feleo.

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