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Relatives pen tributes for late AJ Perez in his 6th year

/ 03:23 PM April 19, 2017

It has been six years since the untimely death of AJ Perez, but some of the people close to his heart continue to treasure the memories they shared with him.

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Steph Ayson, AJ’s high school sweetheart, tweeted pictures of the late 18-year-old actor-model, which brought some fans to tears. “Six years ago today. Praying even more that that smile is still as bright as you watch us,” she said.

Angello Perez, AJ’s brother, reminisced his brother’s joyful spirit with their throwback photos. “Six years since you left, but there was never a day I don’t think about you,” he captioned.

In another Instagram post, he shared a photo of AJ wearing a cap sewn with the number 17. “You came on a 17, you left on a 17,” he wrote, indicating the exact date AJ was killed in a car crash in Tarlac.

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6 years since you left, but there was never a day I don't think about you

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You came on a 17 You left on a 17

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Perez, whose real name was Antonello Joseph Sarte Perez, emerged into stardom as a member of Star Magic Batch 13 in 2006. He starred in several soaps, including “Sabel” and “Your Song Presents: Underage.” His last acting credit was in an episode of ABS-CBN’s “Maalaala Mo Kaya,” which aired on April 30.  Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra

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