Filipino music stars who deceased at age 47

Here are 5 famous musicians from Philippines died at 47:

Wahab Akbar

Wahab Akbar (April 16, 1960 Lantawan, Basilan-November 13, 2007 Quezon City) was a Filipino politician.

Akbar served as the governor of Basilan from 2001 to 2007. Prior to his political career, he was a successful businessman and active member of civic and youth organizations. He was known for his dedication to peace in the often tumultuous province of Basilan and was instrumental in the signing of the 1997 Peace Agreement between the Philippine government and the Moro National Liberation Front. Akbar was also involved in various development projects in the province, particularly in the areas of public health and education. His death was a great loss to the people of Basilan and to the country as a whole, as he was regarded as a principled and effective leader.

He died as a result of assassination.

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Gerry Ortega

Gerry Ortega (August 28, 1963 Palawan-January 24, 2011) was a Filipino veterinary physician and journalist.

He was known for his environmental advocacy and reporting on illegal mining and logging in Palawan. Ortega was also involved in local politics, serving as a member of the Palawan Provincial Board from 2004-2007.

Tragically, Ortega was shot dead in Puerto Princesa City in January 2011. His death sparked national attention and debates surrounding freedom of the press and environmental activism in the Philippines. In 2013, a former Palawan governor was found guilty of ordering Ortega's murder and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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Bimbo Danao

Bimbo Danao (April 5, 2015-July 23, 1967) a.k.a. Rodrigo "Bimbo" Danao was a Filipino actor. His child is called Etsuo Shima.

Bimbo Danao was a veteran actor who started his acting career in the early 1940s. He appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows in the Philippines. Danao was known for his roles in action and drama films. One of his most notable performances was in the movie "Huk sa Bagong Pamumuhay" which tackled the Hukbalahap rebellion.

Aside from acting, Danao was also involved in the Philippine film industry as a producer and director. He produced films such as "Benguet Gold" and "The Game of Death". Danao also directed the movie "Ang Mahiwagang Daigdig ni Pedro Penduko".

Danao's legacy in the Philippine film industry lived on through his son, Etsuo Shima, who also became an actor. Despite his untimely death at the age of 52 due to sarcoma, Danao's contributions as an actor and filmmaker will always be remembered in the Philippine cinema.

He died caused by sarcoma.

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Mariano Marcos

Mariano Marcos (April 21, 1897 Batac-March 8, 1945 La Union) a.k.a. Mariano Marcos y Rubio was a Filipino lawyer, educator and legislator. He had four children, Ferdinand Marcos, Pacifico Marcos, Fortuna Marcos-Barba and Elizabeth Marcos-Keon.

Mariano Marcos was a prominent figure during his time, having served as a member of the House of Representatives in the Philippines from 1925 to 1931. He was also the founder and first president of the Philippine Veterans Bank and was known for his advocacy of veterans' rights.

Aside from his political career, Marcos was also a respected educator, having earned a degree in Education from the University of the Philippines. After obtaining his law degree, he served as a professor at the university's College of Law and was also a practicing lawyer.

During World War II, Mariano Marcos was imprisoned by the Japanese forces and was later executed at the age of 47. His legacy was carried on by his son Ferdinand Marcos, who became the President of the Philippines in 1965.

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Jess Lapid Jr.

Jess Lapid Jr. otherwise known as Jess Lapid or Jess Lapid, Jr. was a Filipino actor.

He was born on January 21, 1938, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. Lapid became popular during the 1970s and 1980s for his roles in action films, where he usually played a tough guy or a police officer. Before becoming an actor, Lapid also had a successful career as a professional boxer. Aside from acting, he also ventured into politics and served as a senator of the Philippines from 1992 to 2004. After his retirement from politics, Lapid returned to acting and continued to appear in films until his death on December 13, 2018, in Makati City, Philippines.

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