Fanny Serrano, makeup artist to the stars, passes away at 72
Celebrity makeup artist and stylist Fanny Serrano (real name: Felix Mariano Fausto Jr.) died at the age of 72, Designers Circle Philippines confirmed.
The organization, which consists of Filipino fashion designers, announced Serrano’s death by paying tribute to the beauty and style figure, as seen on their Facebook page today, May 11.
“A sorrowful moment for the entire fashion and beauty industry. We lost a PIONEER, a GENIUS and a CREATIVE FORCE,” it said. “But for us, Designers Circle Philippines, we lost our one and only ‘TF,’ Tita Fanny Serrano, our mentor, inspiration and friend.”
“Rest in power and beauty, TF! We will be forever grateful and honored to have known a true Filipino icon in our lifetime,” it added.
Other Filipino fashion designers who also remembered and paid tributes to Serrano include Dave Ocampo and Domz Ramos.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed by the organization, as of writing. It can be recalled thought that Serrano suffered from a massive stroke and was put on life support in March last year, as confirmed by actress Sharon Cuneta. The Megastar, who has known Serrano for decades, also announced two months after that Serrano came home and was recovering.
Aside from being a beauty and fashion figure, Serrano also entered the showbiz industry as an actor and appeared in some films including “Babangon Ako’t Dudurugin Kita” (1989), “Tarima” (2010) and numerous episodes of the ABS-CBN long-running TV series “Maalaala Mo Kaya.” JB
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