Filipino actors who deceased in 2007

Here are 3 famous actors from Philippines died in 2007:

Ramon Zamora

Ramon Zamora (June 27, 1935 San Juan, Metro Manila-August 26, 2007 Antipolo) otherwise known as Ramon Artiaga Zamora, Bruce Lee of the Philippines or Monza was a Filipino actor and film director.

He rose to fame in the 1960s as an action star and appeared in over 150 films throughout his career. Some of his notable movies include "Baril sa Barilan" (1966), "Nakakahiya" (1975), and "Salamat Sa Loterya" (1980). Zamora was also recognized for his directorial work in films such as "Facundo Alitaftaf" (1981) and "Laruan" (1980). Aside from his film career, he was also a successful businessman and owned a chain of movie theaters. Zamora's legacy in Philippine cinema has made him an icon in the industry, particularly in the action genre.

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Yoyoy Villame

Yoyoy Villame (November 18, 1932 Calape, Bohol-May 18, 2007 Las PiƱas) also known as Villame, Yoyoy, Roman Villame, Roman Tesorio Villame or The King of Filipino Novelty Songs was a Filipino singer, singer-songwriter, comedian and actor. He had one child, Hannah Villame.

Villame started his career as a singer in the 1950s but it was not until the 1970s that he gained widespread recognition with his novelty songs. He was known for incorporating humorous and witty lyrics into his music, which often tackled social issues and current events. Some of his most popular songs include "Magellan", "Butse Kik", and "Philippine Geography". Apart from music, Villame also appeared in several films throughout his career, including "Basta Ikaw... Nanginginig Pa", "Yoyong Karto", and "Lovestruck". In addition to his contributions to the arts, Villame was also a former politician, serving as a member of the Bohol Provincial Board in the 1980s. He passed away in 2007 due to complications from diabetes. Today, his legacy as a singer-songwriter and comedian lives on in the hearts of many Filipinos.

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Ross Rival

Ross Rival (October 7, 1945 Quezon City-November 16, 2007 Quezon City) also known as Che Che Salvador, Chi Chi Salvador, Chi-Chi Salvador, Chichi Salvador, Chi Salvador, Rosauro 'Chi-Chi' Salvador, Rosauro Salvador, Ross Rival Salvador, Ross Salvador or Rosauro Reyes Salvador was a Filipino actor. His children are called Maja Salvador and Jon Hernandez.

He began his acting career in the 1960s and became a prolific actor in the Philippine entertainment industry, appearing in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions. He was known for his versatility as an actor, as he was able to play a wide range of roles, including comedic, dramatic, and action-oriented characters.

Aside from his successful acting career, Ross Rival was also an accomplished singer and songwriter, composing and performing many popular songs throughout his career. He was best known for his hit songs "Kapantay Ay Langit" and "May Bukas Pa", which became enduring classics in Philippine music.

Despite his success, Ross Rival faced numerous personal struggles throughout his life, including addiction and financial difficulties. He continued to work in the entertainment industry until his death in 2007 at the age of 62 due to cardiac arrest. His legacy in Philippine entertainment lives on through his children and the many films, songs, and television shows he starred in throughout his career.

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