Filipino actors who deceased at age 56

Here are 2 famous actors from Philippines died at 56:

Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez (March 3, 1952 Manila-June 7, 2008 Quezon City) also known as Rodolfo "Rudy" Padilla Fernandez, Daboy, Rodolfo Padilla Fernandez, R.F., Rodolfo Rudy Padilla Fernandez or Rodolfo Valentino Padilla Fernandez was a Filipino actor and film producer. His children are Mark Anthony Fernandez, Renz Fernandez and Raphael Fernandez.

He died as a result of periampullary cancer.

Rudy Fernandez started his career in the film industry as a stuntman before transitioning into acting. He has appeared in more than 200 films throughout his career, earning him the title of "Action King." Some of his notable films include "Ang Panday," "The Dirty Dozen," "Mga Agila ng Arkong Bato," and "Kapag Puno Na ang Salop."

Aside from acting, Rudy Fernandez also tried his hand at film production. He founded his own company, Rudy Fernandez Productions, which produced several successful films.

Fernandez was a recipient of numerous awards and recognitions throughout his career. In 1993, he won the FAMAS Award for Best Actor for his performance in "Markang Bungo: The Bobby Ortega Story." He was also bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences in 2007.

Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Rudy Fernandez faced many personal struggles including legal issues and health problems. He battled periampullary cancer for two years before he passed away at the age of 56. His death was mourned by many fans and colleagues in the industry, and he was remembered as one of the greatest action stars in Philippine cinema.

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Babalu (June 29, 1942 Sampaloc, Manila-August 27, 1998 Manila) also known as Pablito Sarmiento, Jr., Pablito Sarmiento, Don Robert "Mang Berto/Babsy" Makunatan or Richy was a Filipino actor and comedian.

Babalu was known for his comedic performances in Philippine cinema and TV during the 1980s and 1990s. He started his acting career in the 1960s, and his big break came in the 1980s when he starred in the TV series "Iskul Bukol." He also appeared in a number of films with comedy legends Dolphy and Panchito, making him one of the most sought-after comedians of his time. Babalu was also a talented singer and released several albums throughout his career. Despite battling health issues towards the end of his life, Babalu continued to work in the entertainment industry until his passing in 1998.

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