Thursday, March 3, 2011

RIP Paquito Diaz

Paquito Diaz passes away

March 4, 2011, 12:25amMANILA, Philippines

Filipino actor Paquito Diaz, best known for playing villain in most Filipino movies, has passed away. He was 73.

The actor passed away in their home in Daraga, Albay Thursday afternoon after he experienced difficulty breathing. Prior to that, Diaz was confined at the Estevez Memorial Hospital.

Diaz is best remembered playing opposite the likes of the late Fernando Poe Jr. He is the father of actor Joko Diaz and actress Cheska Diaz.

Diaz suffered a stroke in 2004 and had major brain surgery which practically ate up his savings. It was at this point that his body grew weaker and his health deteriorated.

Unofficial news about his death hit the news last week. However, it was only this Thursday that his wife Nena and daughter Joanna Diaz-Gallent confirmed and relayed the sad news

DIAZ, Paquito (Francisco Bustillos Diaz)
Born: 5/28/1937, Pampanga, Philippines
Died: 3/3/2011, Daraga, Albay, Philippines
Paquito Diaz's westerns - actor:
Alas, Hari at Sota - 1971
San Basilio - 1981 (Diablo)
A Man Called 'Tolongges' - 1981 (El Tigre)
Da Best in da West - 1984 (Diablo)
Cuadro de Jack - 1994

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