Roldan Aquino; 71
MANILA, Philippines—Veteran character actor Roldan Aquino passed away Tuesday (March 10) at 9:30 in the morning, according to children, Viva and Patricia.
Patricia posted on her Facebook account a photo of her father with the caption, “goodbye papa tapos na ang paghihirap mo, makakasama mo na si God mahal na mahal kita.”
He suffered a stroke last January, Viva recalled. Reports said Aquino underwent an operation on January 20, 2014 after suffering a stroke.
He appeared in numerous TV shows and movies since he joined show business in 1965—most notably in late filmmaker Celso Ad. Castillo’s movies: “Burlesk Queen” (1977), “Pikoy Goes to Malaysia” (1988) and “Lihim ni Madonna” (1997).
He last appeared in the TV show “Wagas” and movie “The Fighting Chefs” last year.
His wake is at La Funenaria Oro, Santo Street, Barangay San Jose, Antipolo.
Viva said that the family has yet to finalize funeral details. “We are waiting for my half-brothers Jordan and Justin who are in the United States.”
Aquino is survived by Viva and his siblings Patricia, Priscilla and Roy and their mother Rachel and six other children. With a report from Nestor Corrales, INQUIRER.net
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