Filipino actors who deceased in 2001

Here are 2 famous actors from Philippines died in 2001:

Ricky Belmonte

Ricky Belmonte (December 24, 1947 Tondo-October 3, 2001 ParaƱaque) also known as Jesse Cruz was a Filipino actor. He had three children, Sheryl Cruz, Patrick Sonora and Renzo Cruz.

Ricky Belmonte started his career as a child actor in the 1950s and later became a popular leading man in Philippine cinema in the 1970s and 80s. He starred in films such as "Santiago!" and "Ang Lalaki...Ang Alamat...Ang Baril" in the 1980s. He also appeared in several television shows and variety programs throughout his career.

Aside from his work in the entertainment industry, Belmonte was known for his philanthropic efforts. He was actively involved in charitable organizations and helped raise funds for the benefit of underprivileged communities in the Philippines.

Belmonte passed away on October 3, 2001, at the age of 53 due to cardiac arrest. His contributions to Philippine cinema and his altruistic endeavors have left a lasting impact on the industry and the people he helped through his philanthropy.

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Eddie Rodriguez

Eddie Rodriguez (August 23, 1932 Zamboanga City-September 12, 2001 Pasig) a.k.a. Luis Clemente Enriquez, Luis B. Enriquez, Luis Enriquez or Ka Eddie was a Filipino actor, screenwriter, writer and film director. His children are called Francis Albert Rodriguez, Angel Rodriguez, Sheina Rodriguez and Dominic Luis Rodriguez.

Eddie Rodriguez was hailed as the "Elvis Presley of the Philippines" during the 1950s and 1960s due to his charm, good looks, and talent as an actor and singer. He began his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor before transitioning into adult roles in the 1950s. He starred in numerous films, including "Kaming Mga Talyada," "Sabado Nights," and "Iginuhit ng Tadhana," which earned him critical acclaim and cemented his status as a leading man in Philippine cinema.

Apart from acting, Eddie Rodriguez was also a prolific screenwriter, penning scripts for films such as "Panaghoy sa Suba" and "Scorpio Nights". He also wrote novels and short stories, further showcasing his talents as a writer. In addition, he directed several films, including "Aliw-iw" and "Kung Mahawi Man Ang Ulap", which garnered critical acclaim and awards.

Eddie Rodriguez's contributions to Philippine cinema and literature have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades, including a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award from the Film Academy of the Philippines in 2002. His legacy as an actor, writer, and director continues to inspire future generations of Filipino artists.

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