Thursday, November 19, 2009

Johnny Delgado passes away

Veteran actor Johnny Delgado (his real name is Juan Marasigan Feleo)has been reported to have passed away today at 1:20 p.m. Delgado has been diagnosed with lymphoma or cancer of the lymph nodes in 2008 and was responding well to chemotherapy early this year.

Johnny Delgado is one of the country's best actors. One of those rare actors who gives it all his best and generates pure surge of emotion that easily transfers to his audience. Although his acting roots began in comedy and action movies, he also has made appearance in classic Pinoy movies such as Ang Alamat ni Julian Makabayan, Brutal, Kakabakaba, and Brutal. It is later that he stood out as a serious dramatic actor and portraying memorable and iconic roles in movies such as Crying Ladies, La Visa Loca, and Tanging Yaman, where he gave a tour de force performance that made the film an instant classic.

Johnny Delgado will be missed and will be remembered. Farewell to a great Filipino Actor!

As I was scouring Youtube, looking for excerpts from Johnny Delgado movies, I found this 2-minute short film by Irina Feleo entitled Labing-Labing which captures moments between Johnny and his wife Laurice Guillen. This is a truly heartwarming video that I urge you must check out:

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