RIP: Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46!

Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, who is an award winning Hollywood actor known for his vivid portrayal of  his onscreen characters that he was regarded as one of the world’s finest actors, was found dead in his apartment Sunday with what officials said was a needle in his arm.

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The actor apparently died of a drug overdose, said two law enforcement officials, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case. Envelopes containing what was believed to be heroin were found with him, they said.

Hoffman is survived by his partner of 15 years, Mimi O’Donnell, and their three children.

RIP: Tom Clancy, 66!

Tom Clancy, U.S. master of spy thriller novels, dies at 66.

Clancy, whose books sold more than 100 million copies, died on Tuesday in his hometown of Baltimore, Maryland according to his publisher.

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Clancy died at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed.

Clancy is survived by his wife Alexandra Llewellyn Clancy and their daughter Alexis Jacqueline Page Clancy, and four children from a previous marriage to Wanda King, including Michelle Bandy, Christine Blocksidge, Kathleen Clancy and Thomas Clancy 3rd.

Clancy grew up in Baltimore and in 1969 graduated from Loyola University in Maryland. He worked as an insurance broker before selling his first novel. He was also a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team.

R.I.P. Celso Ad Castillo, 69!

Movie director, scriptwriter and actor Celso Ad Castillo passed away early morning of Monday, November 26. He was 69.

Castillo’s brother John said the veteran director was rushed to Pakil General Hospital on early Monday after complaining of chest pain. However, he was declared dead on arrival. According to reports, he passed away around 1:45 am due to heart attack. His remains was brought by his family to their home in Sinuluan, Laguna.

Celso Ad Castillo was known as a director in “Burlesk Queen,” “Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop Sa Balat Ng Lupa” and “Patayin sa Sindak si Barbara.”

Marilou Diaz-Abaya succumb to cancer!

Multi-awarded film director Marilou-Diaz-Abaya passed away Monday evening around 6:45 p.m., October 8, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Global City, Taguig City. She was 57.
She was survived by her husband Manolo Abaya and two sons David Abaya and singer-actor  Marc Abaya.

She is known to do 21 feature-length movies in over three decades. Some of those movies are the critically-acclaimed films – Brutal (1980), Moral (1982), Karnal (1983), Baby Tsina (1984), Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo (1992), Ipaglaban Mo The Movie (1995), Milagros (1997), Sa Pusod Ng Dagat (1997), Jose Rizal (1998), Muro Ami (1999), and Bagong Buwan (2001). Her last movie is “Ikaw Ang Pag-ibig” shown in theaters last year 2011.

Dolphy passes away at 83!

King of Comedy Dolphy succumbed to multiple organ failure after a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)!

Dolphy, died on Tuesday night at around 8:34 pm. He was 83.

Makati Medical Center issued a statement of his death:

“We would like to inform the public that Mr. Rodolfo ‘Dolphy’ Quizon, passed away today, at 8:34 p.m. due to multiple organ failure, secondary to complications brought about by severe pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute renal failure.”
“We join the entire Filipino Community in praying for the soul of Mr. Quizon and his dearly beloved family and friends. To the Quizon Family, we extend our deepest condolences”

His remains have been brought to the Heritage Park in Taguig, and will be brought later to ABS-CBN!

RIP: Isagani Yambot, 77

Isagani Yambot, who became publisher of Philippine Daily Inquirer in 1994, reportedly underwent heartbypass surgery last week and died of a heart attack Friday, March 2 following a bypass surgery.

 

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved publisher Isagani “Gani” Yambot. He will surely be missed but his spirit lives on in the work we do to ensure editorial policies are closely followed,” the publication in an official statement said.

“We are very grateful for all of his contributions and we applaud his passion and commitment to his work. We request that you join us in prayer for the eternal repose of his soul,” PDI added.

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