Actor ‘Bangkay’ passes away at 71

Filipino actor Nonong De Jesus, more popularly known as “Bangkay,” has passed away today, November 6, at the age of 71.

The sad news was announced through a Facebook post by his nephew Powie Capino.

“Please pray for the eternal repose of the soul of my Tito Nonong who passed away early this morning,” Capino said.

Quezon Police Director Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman said that a caretaker of Tumagay Beach Resort found De Andres’ body inside one of the resort’s cottages around 4:30am, as reported by Inquirer.

Based on police investigations, there was no foul play on De Andres’ death but his body would still undergo an autopsy.

Known as “Bangkay” in Filipino horror movies, De Andres last soared to fame as “Bangky” in ABS-CBN’s drama series “Forevermore.”

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