Filipina Actress, Cherie Gil Passes Away at 59
Filipina veteran actress, Cherie Gil has passed away. With a career spanning 50 years, the actress was well known for her antagonistic roles and is dubbed “The Prime Villain” in The Philippines. Among her well known shows by Kenyan viewers include Legacy, If Only, No Greater Love and Dolce Amore.
The news of her death were shared by her manager of August 5 and later confirmed by her nephew and actor, Sid Lucero. The actress was diagnosed with a rare form of endometrial cancer in October last year and had been receiving treatment in New York. Her son, Raphael Rogoff, shared in a statement that Cherie Gil had asked to keep her cancer diagnosis from the public.
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“It is with heartfelt sorrow that we announce that Cherie passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 5 after a brave battle against cancer. It was her request that her diagnosis be kept private and as family we supported this decision. Despite her struggles, she always managed to exude courage and never lost her trademark sass, wit, and infectious humor. While we are deeply saddened by our loss and still mourning her passing, we are incredibly moved by the outpouring of love a d support for her and our family, evidence of just how many lives Cherie touched…”
Rest in Peace, Cherie Gil.