Filipino actresses who deceased in 2004

Here are 4 famous actresses from Philippines died in 2004:

Dely Atay-Atayan

Dely Atay-Atayan (March 17, 1914 Manila-August 30, 2004 ParaƱaque) also known as Dely Atayatayan, Adelaida Fernando, Adelaida Marquez Fernando-Villegas or The Queen of Laughs was a Filipino singer, comedian and actor.

She began her career in entertainment in the 1930s, performing in stage plays, radio programs, and films. She was known for her comedic timing, hilarious jokes, and musical talent, which made her a beloved figure in the Philippine entertainment industry. Dely also appeared in over 400 films and was a regular performer on television variety shows. Her iconic songs, including "Monang" and "Ang Pipit," were popular throughout the Philippines.

Aside from her entertainment career, Dely was also an active supporter of various charitable organizations. She used her fame and influence to raise awareness and funds for different causes, including providing aid and assistance to those affected by natural disasters.

In recognition of her contributions to Philippine entertainment, Dely received numerous awards and recognition throughout her career, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Film Academy of the Philippines. She was widely regarded as one of the most talented and influential figures in Philippine showbiz history.

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Rio Diaz

Rio Diaz (August 14, 1959 Manila-October 4, 2004 Daly City) also known as Rosario Diaz or Rio Diaz-Cojuangco was a Filipino actor. She had three children, Claudia Diaz Cojuangco, Jaime Diaz Cojuangco and Ali Diaz Cojuangco.

In addition to being an actor, Rio Diaz was also a beauty queen and a television host. She won the Binibining Pilipinas-International pageant in 1982 and represented the Philippines in the Miss International pageant that same year.

As an actor, she appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including "Bagets 2," "Shake Rattle & Roll III," and "Maalaala Mo Kaya." Rio Diaz was also a co-host of the noontime variety show "Eat Bulaga!" from 1987 to 1994.

After retiring from showbiz, Diaz focused on her family and became known for her philanthropic work. She founded a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged children in the Philippines, and was also involved in various charities and fundraising efforts.

Rio Diaz passed away in 2004 at the age of 45 due to a heart attack. She is remembered as a talented actress and a passionate advocate for children's welfare.

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Katy de la Cruz

Katy de la Cruz (February 13, 1907 Bustos-November 10, 2004 San Francisco) a.k.a. Catalina de la Cruz, The Queen of Filipino Jazz, The Queen of Bodabil, Mommy Kate, Catalina M. de la Cruz or Katy dela Cruz was a Filipino singer and actor.

She was born in Bustos, Bulacan, Philippines in 1907 and began singing in public at the age of six. At the age of 18, she moved to Manila to pursue her music career and quickly rose to fame as a jazz singer and performer in the bodabil (vaudeville) scene.

Katy de la Cruz performed in numerous theater productions in the Philippines and became known as "The Queen of Bodabil" for her captivating performances. She was also a popular radio personality and recorded many songs.

In the 1930s, de la Cruz moved to the United States and continued to perform as a singer and actress in various productions. She became a sensation in the Filipino American community and performed for American troops during World War II.

Despite facing discrimination and racism, de la Cruz continued to break barriers and become a trailblazer in the music industry. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1966 and was inducted into the Philippine Cultural Center Hall of Fame in 1981.

Katy de la Cruz passed away in San Francisco in 2004 at the age of 97, leaving behind a legacy as an icon of Filipino music and culture.

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Halina Perez

Halina Perez (December 11, 1981 Quezon City-March 4, 2004 Del Gallego) also known as Vanessa Uri was a Filipino actor.

She started her career in the entertainment industry as a model for various publications and commercials before transitioning to acting. Perez appeared in numerous films and TV shows throughout her career, and became known for her beautiful looks and captivating performances on screen.

Despite her promising career, Perez's life was tragically cut short when she was found dead at the age of 22 in an abandoned hut in Del Gallego, Camarines Sur. Her death shocked the nation and left a lasting impact on those who knew and loved her. Although her death remains unsolved, Perez's legacy as a talented and beloved entertainer lives on through her work and the memories of those who knew her.

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