After stroke, actor Dick Israel suffers new misfortune, needs help
Photos of an unrecognizable Dick Israel are making the rounds on Facebook after his house was razed by fire.
“Dick Israel isa sa hinangaan natin artista. kontrabida at komedyante noong dekada 80’s. Matapos magkasakit, nadamay naman sa sunog ang kanyang tinitirahan. Sana may mag paabot sa kanya ng tulong sa mga nakasama nya sa industriya. Kailangan nya ng damit, gamot at pagkain,” Itanong mo Kay Delio posted on Facebook on Sunday night.
The veteran actor currently lives at 144 Evangelista Street, Bagong Barrio, Caloocan City.
In the photos, he had a white beard and looked frail and much older.
According to the Philippine Entertainment Portal, the 57-year-old actor, known for his villain roles, appeared in more than 200 movies and 22 television shows.
He suffered a stroke in 2010, leaving half of his body paralyzed and his speech slurred.
Israel won Best Supporting Actor in 1988 for “Patrolman” in the Metro Manila Film Festival and again in 1994 for “Kanto Boy: Anak ni Totoy Guwapo” during the FAMAS Awards.