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Robin Padilla mourns death of director and stuntman Boy Roque

/ 09:11 AM April 11, 2019
Robin Padilla mourns Boy Roque's death

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Director, stuntman and actor Boy Roque left the entertainment industry in mourning after he passed away due to a heart attack on Tuesday, April 9.

Action star Robin Padilla, who worked with Roque in the past, lamented his death and credited the late stuntman as one of the strongest martial artists he knew.

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Pumanaw kagabi dahil sa atake sa puso ang aking maestro sa Filipino Martial Arts guro Boy Roque,” Padilla said via Instagram on April 10. “Pinakamalusog at pinakamalakas na Martial artist na kilala ko isang iglap wala na.”

(My maestro in Philippine martial arts Boy Roque passed away last night due to a heart attack. He is one of the healthiest and strongest martial artists that I know and, just like that, he is gone).

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Pumanaw kagabi dahil sa atake sa puso ang aking maestro sa Filipino Martial Arts Guro Boy Roque. Pinakamalusog at pinakamalakas na Martial artist na kilala ko isang iglap wala na. Napakarami ko natutunan sa iyo sa pagiging mandirigmang pilipino nagawa nating matibay na pader ang ating depensa at opensiba sa labanan at palakasan ngunit………… kailanman ang puso natin ay hindi natin mapapalakas katulad ng ating pisikal na katawan kayat nananatili itong marupok dahil ito ay tumitibok hindi dahil sa ating lakas ng katawan o muscle tumitibok ito dahil sa ating nararamdaman na pagmamahal, pag ibig, kalungkutan at kasiyahan. Nakikiramay ako sa iyong mga naiwan maestro ko. Akoy nagdadalamhati sa iyong pagkawala dahil salamin kita at inspirasyon. Kailanman hindi ka naging mapanglamang sa kapwa palagian kang nasa panig ng mga mahihirap sa pelikulang pilipino di baleng ikaw na ang masabon ng producer wag lang ang malilit nating kapatid sa hanapbuhay. The death of the action genre in the movies brought us all pain and hardship but the victory of probinsyano on tv made us all to hope and pray for the continued success of our genre. Napaghiwalay hiwalay man kayo ng tadhana mananatili kang poste ng probinsyano at hanggang sa huling araw nito sa ere ikaw ay parte nito sa ayaw man nila o gusto. Mawala man tayo sumunod man ako sa iyo maestro kailanman tayong mga old school at old timers will always be remembered hindi dahil sikat tayo o magaling kundi wala tayong niloko what you see is what you get totoong mga kasama sa puyat hirap at ginhawa. Walang iwanan maestro magkikita rin tayo sa kabilang dako mas makakapag ensayo tayo don ng walang kapaguran in shaa Allah

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Padilla praised Roque and honored his memory, sharing he has learned so much about Philippine martial arts under his tutelage. He also called Roque his mirror and inspiration.

“Ako’y nagdadalamhati sa iyong pagkawala dahil salamin kita at inspirasyon,” he said. “Kailanman hindi ka naging mapanglamang sa kapwa palagian kang nasa panig ng mga mahihirap sa pelikulang pilipino di baleng ikaw na ang masabon ng producer wag lang ang malilit nating kapatid sa hanapbuhay.”

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(I am mourning your loss because you are my mirror and inspiration. You have never been greedy and have always taken the side of the poor in Philippine cinema. It did not matter to you if you bore the brunt of the producer’s anger, as long as our brothers who work for a living are spared).

The Actors Guild of the Philippines, led by its president Imelda Papin, also mourned Roque’s death and offered its condolences to his family.

The Actors Guild Of The Philippines led by President Imelda Papin and the Board of Directors wishes to convey its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of BOD Boy Roque,” the guild wrote on its official Facebook page yesterday, April 10. “Director Boy was very supportive of the activities of the Guild.”

OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCESThe Actors Guild Of The Philippines led by President Imelda Papin and the Board of Directors…

Posted by Actors Guild of the Philippines on Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Film director Toto Natividad also confirmed Roque’s death on his Facebook account yesterday.

“Inatake sa puso ang isa nating mabuting kaibigan,” Natividad wrote. “Rest in peace, Boy Roque.”

(One of our good friends suffered a heart attack. Rest in peace, Boy Roque).

Roque has been involved in 121 films and television series throughout his career, as per his filmography credits in the Internet Movie Database. His latest project was in “Victor Magtanggol,” where he played the role of Sgt. Arnulfo Talim. 

Roque also starred in National Artist Lino Brocka’s films such as “Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita” (1989), “Orapronobis” (1989) and “Gumapang Ka sa Lusak” (1990).  /ra

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